Childrens rights

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.