18. 1. States Parties shall use their best efforts
to ensure recognition of the principle that both parents have common
responsibilities for the upbringing and development of the child. Parents or, as
the case may be, legal guardians, have the primary responsibility for the
upbringing and development of the child. The best interests of the child will be
their basic concern.
2. For the purpose of guaranteeing and promoting the rights set
forth in the present Convention, States Parties shall render appropriate
assistance to parents and legal guardians in the performance of their
child-rearing responsibilities and shall ensure the development of institutions,
facilities and services for the care of children.
3. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that
children of working parents have the right to benefit from child-care services
and facilities for which they are eligible.