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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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Re-Play for Play: Policy Makers’ Engagement Needed to Improve Play Opportunities Across Europe

23 September  2014  IPA Blog for the Toy Industries of Europe Re-Play for Play: policy makers’ engagement needed to improve play opportunities across Europe Margaret Westwood, Board of the International Play Association (IPA) Despite the universal nature of the drive to play, children and young people’s day to day experience of playing varies enormously across

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NEW UN Link to General Comment on Article 31

Download General Comment #17 (on article 31) NEW! February 2014 – The UN Committee on the Convention on the Rights of the Child has redesigned their website. You may CLICK HERE to be directed to the new page for the General Comment (#17) on article 31 (you may also use this shortened link  http://bit.ly/1kAjGpZ ). The

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A Child’s Right to Play

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Watch IPA’s new video created for the launch of the General Comment on article 31 in Geneva. The video is currently being translated into 10 different languages. “I’m On Top of the World”, by IMAGINE DRAGONS, used with permission.

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Every child has the right to play.