International Paralympic Committee

The International Paralympic Committee’s role is to support our members, develop Para sport, advocate for social inclusion, ensure the successful delivery of the Paralympic Games and act as the international federation for 10 sports.

About International Paralympic Committee

Since 1989, the IPC has been creating change through sport with the Paralympic Games and Paralympians at the core. The Paralympic Movement must use its influential global position and the growing profile of Para athletes to challenge the stigma attached to disability, empower social transformation and make for a more inclusive society for all.
The International Paralympic Committee's vision is to make for an inclusive world through Para sport. Our mission is to lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence.

Ultimately, we believe that Para sport can generate change in three key areas: attitudes, mobility and opportunity. We want to change attitudes about persons with disabilities, increase mobility and accessibility and ensure that persons with disabilities have equal opportunity to education, sport, healthcare and employment. The IPC firmly believes that Change Starts with Sport, and that the work of the Paralympic Movement is a catalyst for driving social inclusion and advancing the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.Since 1989, the IPC has been creating change through sport with the Paralympic Games and Paralympians at the core. The Paralympic Movement must use its influential global position and the growing profile of Para athletes to challenge the stigma attached to disability, empower social transformation and make for a more inclusive society for all.

Founded on 22 September 1989 as an international non-profit organisation, the IPC is an athlete-centred organisation composed of an elected Governing Board, a management team and various Standing Committees and Councils. Since 1999 we have been headquartered in Bonn, Germany.

The IPC’s primary responsibilities are to support our 200 plus members develop Para sport and advocate social inclusion, ensure the successful delivery and organisation of the Paralympic Games and act as the international federation for 10 Para sports.

Our membership draws together National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), International Federations (IFs), Regional Organisations and International Organisations of Sports for the Disabled (IOSDs). The commitment and obligations of these members forms part of the IPC Handbook, the Paralympic Movement’s ultimate reference document and framework.

Kultur

We are TEAM IPC

We work as one team, aligned and focused on fulfilling our mission.
Our organisational values are passion, authenticity, inclusion, trust, care and strategy

PASSION - We take pride in what we do.
We are energised by a clear sense of purpose and we are motivated by seeing how our work makes the world a better place. We work hard pursuing excellence in all we do, we recognise each other's contributions, and we celebrate individual and team success.

AUTHENTICITY - We are honest, fair and decent
We act with integrity, take ownership for our work and communicate with clarity and transparency.

INCLUSION – We embrace difference
We value diverse identities, backgrounds and ways of thinking. We seek out other perspectives, we consider the impact of our decisions on people who are different from us and we empower each other to bring our whole selves to work.

TRUST – We bring out the best in everyone
We enable each other to take decisions, grow and thrive, we create an environment where it is safe to speak openly, and we treat mistakes as opportunities to learn.

CARE – We take care of ourselves and each other We make an effort to understand and support each other, and we pay attention to our own and others' well-being.

STRATEGY – We align and prepare for the future We take the time to reflect, evaluate and plan so that our work is focused and sustainable, we communicate and collaborate across functions, and we work towards the long-term success of the organisation.