IPA was born in Scandinavia in 1961 and held its first conference in Copenhagen that year. Barriers to children’s play were recognized in Scandinavia as early as the 1930s when to counteract the effects of increasing urbanization and motor traffic, … Read More
The IPA Declaration of the Child’s Right to Play was originally 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.
David Yearley, Treasurer Cynthia Gentry, Communications
The year began with IPA’s Triennial Conference in Hong Kong, our first international conference in Asia. Another ‘first’ was the adoption of a broad ranging Strategic Plan, built ‘from the ground up’ involving hundreds of members worldwide. During the year … Read More
Year – Recipient 2008 – Irene Hogg