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 to Play
– Three Generations of Play in Taishido (PDF – Click Here)
(original published in the Intergenerational Journal, Penn State University)
IPA was instrumental in the inclusion of the word “play” in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In a keynotey address at its triennial conference in Hong Kong, Jaap Doek, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for seven years, urged IPA to take action to ensure more effective implementation of article 31.*