International Play Association (IPA)
Association internationale pour le droit au jeu de l'enfant
Asociación Internacional por el Derecho del Niño a Jugar
Internationale Vereinigung für das Recht des Kindes zu Spielen
1961-05-12 Copenhagen Denmark
Founded at a conference of European playground experts. Membership subsequently widened to include individuals of all relevant professions, groups, organizations and benefactors, in every continent, endorsing the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, especially Principle 7, paragraph 3 (on opportunity and right to play) and currently T-XT9010 - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Article 31. Constitution adopted 25 Aug 1978, Ottawa (Canada); amended: 28 Aug 1981, Rotterdam (Netherlands); 10 Aug 1984, Ljubljana (Yugoslavia); 8 Jun 1990, Tokyo (Japan).
Protect, preserve and promote children's play as a fundamental human right of all children, everywhere; provide an international forum to promote and improve the development of play environments, leisure time facilities, for children and youth; contribute to a better education including play spaces indoors and outdoors of play-leaders.
Events2023-06-06 | Glasgow, UK – Triennial World Conference
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General Meeting (every 3 years), elects Vice-Presidents for the regions and a 5-member Nominations Committee. Council of National Representatives, including 5 members-at-large. Board of Directors (meets twice a year), consisting of President, Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and 2 representatives of Council.
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