Article 13 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights clearly sets out the duties of States in regard to education and "the right of everyone to education". Cultural rights in a globalized world are much more complex and the challenges are greater. Failure to satisfy the right to education amounts in practice to the denial of all other rights for the future of that individual or human group. Lack of education at a relatively high level will in the near future become a basic impediment to the participation of that individual or group of people in the economic, social and cultural life of the contemporary world. Cuts in education budgets, especially on account of budget increases in other areas, such as the military, are in this sense a violation of cultural rights.