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Stichting IPA (Parents International) is established with the mission of supporting parents around the world to become game-changers by helping their children to grow up happy and healthy 21st century citizens. By becoming the best parents of our children we can ensure the future of not only our children, but also the well-being of mankind. The UN Convention the Rights of the Child, the piece of legislation that establishes the rights and duties of parents for the best interest of...

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International Day of Democracy

In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited ...

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International Teachers Day

World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 "Teaching ...

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Universal Children’s Day

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, ...

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Commitment day

Commitment day has been around for years, because let’s be honest: what could deserve its own day more than the beautiful thing that is commitment? ...

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Science fiction day

Science fiction fans around the world celebrate January 2 as Science Fiction Day. It celebrates science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's official birthday. ...

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World Braille day

World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. The day recognizes the contributions of Louis Braille in ...

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World Environmental Education Day

Every January 26th we celebrate the World Environmental Education Day. This has its origin date from 1972 with the Declaration of the United Nations Conference ...

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International Book Giving Day

14th February is about getting books into the hands of as many children as possible on 14th February #bookgivingdayParents International has supported the initiative since ...

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International Childhood Cancer Day

International Childhood Cancer Day is celebrated annually on 15 February to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and ...

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World Day of Social Justice

The World Summit for Social Development was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1995 and resulted in the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action. At this ...

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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.Languages are the most powerful instruments ...

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Zero Discrimination Day

On 1 March, people around the world join together to celebrate Zero Discrimination Day. The UN first celebrated Zero Discrimination Day on March 1, 2014, ...

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International Women’s Day 

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for ...

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Father’s Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated ...

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World Down Syndrome Day

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, exists in all regions across the globe ...

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World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism – and others living with autism – face ...

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Library Articles

Parents as Digital Citizenship educators – new Council of Europe publication

Families are currently going through a challenging time. Even when the pandemic and the confinement are over, it will be difficult to backtrack and limit the time that children spend online. However, this can also be an opportunity to reinforce what they’ve learnt during this crisis about the importance of being an active citizen. The […]

PHERECLOS Open Schooling Advocacy Briefs

As Advocacy lead in the PHERECLOS H2020 project, together with stakeholder representative partners, we have created a series of advocacy briefs to support decision makers in intorducing open schooling programmes. They tackle the areas of general benefits of open schooling, stakeholder engagement, school autonomy, the role of teachers and school leaders, the role of non-formal […]

UNICEF Report on Families, Family Policies and the Sustainable Development Goals

“SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS: WHAT IS THE ROLE FOR THE FAMILY AND FAMILY POLICIES IN MEETING THE SDGS?” This synthesis study, the culmination of work of 6 family policy experts from different parts of the globe, has underlined the value of working for families, and with families, to meet the SDGs. Poverty, health, education, gender and […]

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