Such mechanisms are necessary to ensure that textbooks used in all schools - whether public or private - comply with minimum quality standards and that they contribute to promoting respect for human rights, equality of the sexes and tolerance among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin

Human Rights Standards: 

Article 13, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Article 28, Convention on the Rights of the Child;  Article 13, Protocol of San Salvador; Article 11, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; Article 17 (2), (Revised) European Social Charter; Article 13, African Youth Charter; Article 41, Arab Charter; Article 4, UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education Provisions on textbooks: Parags 18, 22 & 25, Committee on the Rights of the Child General Comment 1; Article 10 (c), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women; Article 31, ILO Convention 169; Article 12 (1) (b), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa; Article 12, Framework Convention for the Protection of National; Article 24 (4), Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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