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International Publishers Association, Switzerland

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IPA, International Publishers Association, Switzerland
23, avenue de France
Geneva, Switzerland
+41 (0) 22 704 18 20
+41 (0) 22 704 18 21
Chief Executive Name
José Borghino
Chief Executive Title
Secretary General
Chief Executive Email
Chief Executive Phone
+41 22 704 1820
Key representative
Karine Pansa
Vice President
Key representative
Bodour Al Qasimi
Key representative
Sarah Faulder
Director on the IFRRO Board
Key representative
James Taylor
Director of Communications and Freedom to Publish
The IPA is a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organization representing the interests of publishers worldwide in international and other fora. The IPA upholds and defends the right of publishers to publish and distribute the works of the mind in complete freedom, provided that in so doing they respect all legal rights attached to these works within their own countries and internationally. It is the duty of the IPA to oppose steadfastly any attempt or threat to restrict that freedom. The IPA promotes and protects by all lawful means the principles of copyright on which depend the encouragement of authorship, publishing and dissemination of creative works and we defend copyright against all infringements which may restrict the rights of authors and publishers. The IPA promotes literacy. And the IPA promotes and represents publishing as a cultural sector and a creative industry.
Year operations began
Executive Committee drawn from 86 members (from 71 countries).
New Developments
In 2019-2020 IPA worked on its two policy pillars of copyright and freedom to publish - responding to many consultations on the former and awarding the Prix Voltaire in 2019 to Khaled Lotfy (Egypt) and in 2020 to Liberal Publishing House (Vietnam). In 2019 IPA maintains a strong engagement at WIPO, as a board member of the Accessible Books Consortium, developing publishing industry statistics, developing the publishers circles mentorship programme and more. IPA has also worked with the UN to launch the Sustainable Development Goals Book Club and the Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact. IPA’s Educational Publishers Forum continued its impactful work and the IPA’s Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee covers accessibility, literacy, diversity and inclusion, statistics and sustainable development.