IPA/USA

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The International Play Association (IPA) is an interdisciplinary non-governmental organization, providing an international forum and advocacy for the promotion of play opportunities.

IPA membership is open to any individual, group or organization which endorses the Declaration of the Child's Right to Play.


IPA organizes regional and national conferences, workshops, symposia and study tours and holds a triennial World Congress. IPA also publishes a magazine, PlayRights, and produces publications and audiovisual material on aspects of play.

IPA offers advice to national governments and UN agencies on issues and problems related to the implementation of the Child's Right to Play.

IPA has affiliate branches throughout the world. Members of IPA who reside within the United States are automatically enrolled in IPA/USA, which hosts conferences, publishes a quarterly e-journal, and sends a monthly newsblast to members.

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