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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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child General Comment on Article 31: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child announced in February 2011 that IPA’s request for a General Comment on article 31 had been accepted. … Read More
Between the landmarks of the IPA Triennial World Conferences in Hong Kong (2008) and Wales (2011), this has been an exceptional busy period with a strong sense of purpose and membership involvement.
In 2011 we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of IPA’s founding on the 12th of May 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark. A Special ‘History’ edition of PlayRights magazine* was published in which memories and achievements of IPA’s 50 years are recorded. Celebrations of the 50th anniversary culminate at the 18th Triennial World Conference in Cardiff.