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Brian Sutton-Smith 1924 – 7 March 2015

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It was with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Brian Sutton-Smith, play theorist extraordinaire and author of countless books and articles. Perhaps most notably, he wrote The Ambiguity of Play, which surely sits on the shelves of most of those engaged in the world of play.  The picture above is from

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Is South Sudan About to Ratify the CRC?

26 January 2016 – In an email to IPA received this morning,  the Communications Officer for UNICEF South Sudan in Juba says it is possible that South Sudan has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child but it is unclear at this point. They have been told that Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the country

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Berlin: Symposium on Play is a Child’s Right- Strategies for the Future of Our Society

15 January 2015  Berlin Fachtagung „Spielen ist Kinderrecht – Strategien für die Zukunft der Gesellschaft“, 15.Januar 2015 in Berlin Das Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk veranstaltet zusammen mit dem Bündnis Recht auf Spiel, der deutschen IPA-Sektion und der National Coalition am 15.Januar in Berlin eine Tagung zum General Comment Nr. 17 zu Art. 31 der UN-Kinderrechtskonvention, Recht auf

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Geneva, "Centre of Gravity" for Children's Rights

On the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

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by Theresa Casey, President, International Play Association There is a special relationship between children’s rights and Geneva – described as ‘the centre of gravity for children’s rights’ – so I was honoured to be there on the 20th November 2014, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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New IPA World Website

Hello and welcome to the new IPA World website. We will be adding and fixing links, addresses, contacts, branch information, and more in the coming weeks. When you stumble upon something that needs fixing or you think of something that should be on the site, please feel free to let us know at communications@IPAworld.org. It

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The Importance of Access to Play in Situations of Crisis

18 June 2014 IPA Blog for the Toy Industries of Europe The importance of access to play in situations of crisis Theresa Casey and Ric McConaghy, International Play Association (IPA) The International Play Association (IPA) has long been concerned about the play rights of children experiencing difficult circumstances or challenging environments. Too many of the

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