The IPA Right to Play Award Program was launched as “Article 31 Recognition Program” at the world summit in Melbourne, Australia in 1993. It was created to recognize projects that implement in innovative ways, Article 31 of the UN Convention … Read More
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Since its founding in 1961 IPA has held eighteen (18) International Conferences 1961 – Copenhagen 1964 – Zurich 1967 – London/Liverpool: Recreation and Play 1969 – Paris: Creative Play 1972 – Vienna: Play and Creativity 1975 – Milan: Adventure Playgrounds … Read More
The IPA Declaration of the Child’s Right to Play was produced in November 1977 at the IPA Malta Consultation held in preparation for the International Year of the Child (1979). It was revised by the IPA International Council in Vienna, September 1982, and Barcelona, September 1989. It should be read in conjunction with Article 31 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (adopted by the General Assembly of the U.N., November 20, 1989), which states that the child has a right to leisure, play and participation in cultural and artistic activities.
Children’s Right to Play: An examination of the importance of play in the lives of children worldwide IPA believes that the nature of play and its importance to children’s well-being is not sufficiently understood by governments worldwide. In May 2008 … Read More
Introduction The child’s right to play, leisure and recreation is set out in article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). While the Consultations described in this document acknowledged the importance, and overlap, of … Read More
IPA held its 17th triennial conference in Hong Kong in January 2008. Following are the texts of two of the keynote addresses, summaries of which appear in the March edition of the IPA PlayRights Magazine. – Children and the Right … Read More
Report of Board and Council to the General Meeting Presented by Tom Jambor, USA, Vice President Overview: The three year term beginning at the conference in Berlin was one of significant achievement for the IPA Board and Council. It is … Read More