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.