Childrens rights

29. 1. States Parties agree that the education of

the child shall be directed to:

a) The development of the child’s personality, talents and mental

and physical abilities to their fullest potential;

b) The development of respect for human rights and fundamental

freedoms, and for the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations;

c) The development of respect for the child’s parents, his or her

own cultural identity, language and values, for the national values of the

country in which the child is living, the country from which he or she may

originate and for civilizations different from his or her own;

d) The preparation of the child for responsible life in a free

society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes,

and friendship among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and

persons of indigenous origin;

e) The development of respect for the natural environment.

2. No part of the present article or article 28 shall be construed

so as to interfere with the liberty of individuals and bodies to establish and

direct educational institutions, subject always to the observance of the

principles set forth in paragraph 1 of the present article and to the

requirements that the education given in such institutions shall conform to such

minimum standards as may be laid down by the State.