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, … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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.
Download the Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 February 2013 UN STANDS UP FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO PLAY, ARTS AND LEISURE IN A LANDMARK MOMENT FOR CHILDREN United Nations adopts in-depth interpretation of ‘forgotten’ children’s rights GENEVA – (1 February 2013) … Read More
An Overview The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty that sets out universally accepted rights for children. It is a benchmark against which a nation’s treatment of its children can be measured. It brings … Read More
The General Comment is a quasi legal and tightly drawn document drafted on behalf of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. While involving a broad range of invited expert individuals working in the appropriate fields, the process … Read More
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