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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 Cat Day

International Cat Day is a full 24 hours of recognition and veneration of one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets. The festivities were put ...

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International Literacy Day

8 September every year: Reminding us of the global importance of literacy. For over 40 years now, UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international ...

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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 #bookgivingday Parents 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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Library Articles

Embracing a New Normal: Toward a More Liberatory Approach to Family Engagement

This report by Karen L. Mapp and Eyal Bergman was commissioned by Carnegie Corporation of New York that explores the dynamics and barriers that stand in the way of effective family-school partnerships and outlines how to reach a more liberatory, solidarity-driven, and equity-focused family engagement practice that supports educational excellence for all children. COVID-19 and […]

Know Your Parents – Research Report

In this brand new publication (published on the day of sharing it in the library), Rebecca Winthrop and Mahsa Ershadi share the outcomes of a massive survey of parents on their beliefs about expectations towards school. The data validated the outcomes of our own Parents International research and the subsequent New Education Deal – Parents […]

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