International Paralympic Committee's Biography
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 six Para sports.

Vision: Make for an inclusive world through Para sport.

Mission: To lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence.


Organisation contributions

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Contact Information


Adenauerallee 212-214
53113 Bonn

Focus Areas

All regions
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All themes
Sustainable Development Goal
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All sports
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