IPA Declaration of the Child’s Right to Play

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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.

Past Conference: IPA 17th Triennial Conference “Play in a Changing World”

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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

How You Can Help!

IPA is a voluntary organization whose core income is from membership dues. You can support our promotion of children’s play worldwide by becoming a member [click here] sponsoring a friend [click here] sponsoring a member from a developing country [click … Read More

Membership

IPA is an interdisciplinary organization bringing together people from all professions which have an impact on opportunities for children’s play. Examples are: playwork health education social work early childhood city planning recreation landscape design social planning architecture community development art … Read More

Children and the Right to Play

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Around 60 years ago I grew up in a small rural village in the remote eastern part of my country, the Netherlands. I went to kindergarten and primary school. The rest of my time I played and slept. I played with friends (boys and girls) games like hide and seek, marbles and a lot of explorative games, all outdoors and no lack of space.

Member Groups

IPA has members in close to 50 countries, and active groups in Argentina Brazil Germany Ireland New Zealand Spain N. Ireland Australia Canada Hong Kong Japan Portugal Sweden USA Belgium Denmark India Netherlands Scotland England Wales IPA member groups initiate … Read More

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