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.
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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The next triennial conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2014.
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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