International Paralympic Committee

International Paralympic Committee

Situated in Bonn, Germany, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the international governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC supervises and coordinates the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games, as well as World Championships and other competitions.

Through its member organisations the IPC coordinates initiatives related to sport and development, and in particular is committed to sustainable development and promoting the rights of people with a disability globally. The IPC also supports the recruitment and development of athletes at the local, national and international level across all performance levels.

Founded on 22 September 1989, the IPC is an international non-profit organisation formed and run by 162 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from five regions and four disability specific international sports federations (IOSDs). The four IOSDs are: