To find out more about this event at the IPA World Conference in Istanbul (including how to apply to be a part of it), click here. The workshop will be in English. In order to participate, you must be registered to attend the IPA World Conference. Delegates accepted to the special workshop will be able to take part in online discussion with the facilitator and other participants in April and May.
The IPA Executive Board Elections will be held at the IPA General Meeting, Wednesday 21 May 2014, 4.30pm – 6.00pm, at the Istanbul Technical University, Taşkışla Campus, Istanbul. All members of IPA should carefully review the attached information packet for election details, deadlines, ballot, bios, etc – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PACKAGE or Click here to download the election ballot.
Join Us In Istanbul for IPA’s World Conference
20 – 23 May 2014
(Late registration price increases go into effect 21 March 2014, so sign up soon.)
New video on a Child’s Right to Play!
Enjoy IPA’s new video about Article 31 and a child’s right to play. It was created for the launch of the General Comment on Article 31 that took place in Geneva, Switzerland in September 2013. The video will soon be released in 10 languages. Please feel free to embed the video in your website to let people know about a child’s right to play! (Music: “On Top of the World” by IMAGINE DRAGONS. Used with permission.)
IPA is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961.
It provides a forum for exchange and action across disciplines and across sectors.
IPA’s purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the child’s right to play as a fundamental human right. ~Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
“That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
That member governments shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.”
IPA has a small administrative Board of Directors, five Regional Vice Presidents and a Council of national representatives.
[Board of Directors] [Regional Vice Presidents] [IPA/UN Liaison] [Council Members-at-Large] [World Council]
IPA has members in close to 50 countries, and active groups in
IPA member groups initiate a wide variety of projects that promote the child’s right to play. These include seminars, conferences, study tours, research, publications, playground design, playwork training and the organization of play programs and Play Days. National groups often collaborate with other organizations which promote the well-being of children and children’s rights.