International Council for Children's Play
The aims of ICCP:
1) To promote research on play and toys in various countries and to exchange research findings.
2) To promote the understanding of play and toys, to organize campaigns to ensure the child's right to play, to raise the standards of toys and to inform the public about good toys and their value in child development. In order to reach these aims the association shall work particularly in the following areas:
a) The organisation of international meetings, working groups and conferences.
b) The organisations of international meetings, work-groups and conferences, the support of research and activities, the aims of which correspond to those of the association.
c) The opening of a fund to support national and international research activities. Members of the association are the national committees. These committees are composed of individuals or organizations whose aim corresponds to those of the ICCP and who are representative of their countries. Upon application, the assembly of delegates will decide on their admission or eventual exclusion. Exclusion requires a two-thirds majority. Until the information of a definitive national committee, each country will be represented by a temporary committee. During the time Gustav Mugglin from Switzerland was president and Lieselotte Pée from Germany secretary, a number of international conferences were organized in different countries.
We promote and support The UN Convention on the Rights of a Child Article 31:
“That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
That member governments shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.”
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