(a) Promote the child’s best interests in all themes, projects, and actions of ISPA
(b) Develop, foster the development of, and cooperate in, initiatives to fulfill the rights, needs, and potentials of children as appropriate to ISPA’s Mission.
(c) Promote a good quality of education for all children in all parts of the world.
(d) Promote a good quality and quantity of special services in education
for all children, including school psychological services,
(e) Develop, manage and sustain liaison and cooperative relationships with international and regional agencies, NGOs, organizations and institutions (e.g., UNESCO, UNICEF, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child, WHO, Education International, NEPES) and projects (e.g., Education for All, Child Rights Education for Professionals [CREDPRO].
(f) Facilitate child rights education, policies and practices for school psychology professionals.
(g) Provide opportunities for and support ISPA affiliates and members in projects and programs serving the rights, well-being and development of children through school psychology.
(h) Provide programs for ISPA Conference.
(i) Provide an annual ‘Status, Prospects, and Recommendations’ report to the ISPA Executive Committee and membership regarding high priority challenges and opportunities of relevance for school psychology in promoting the rights, well-being, development and health of children.
(j) Take full advantage of bringing the activities of the former Child Rights, UN Liaison, and Child Development and Services Committees under one umbrella to promote synergy and cooperation, e.g. combine expertise, shared purposes, and access to different external organizations to facilitate the implementation of policies/programs aimed at strengthening and applying the diverse roles and contributions of school psychology and school psychologists internationally to serve the well-being of children, their families, schools, communities and nations.
(a) The Standing Committee will contain 3 originally ad-hoc committees: The Child Rights Committee, the United Nations Liaison Committee, and the Child Development and Services Committee.
(b) The Chair of the UN Liaison Committee will be Chair of the Standing Committee and the Chairs of the Child Rights and Child Development and Services Committee will be Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee.
(c) The Chair and Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee will establish a high level of coordination and cooperation, will represent each other at meetings and in deliberations in which one or more chairs are missing, will meet at the ISPA Conference each year as possible and at least once a year in Geneva in association with UN, education or child rights related programs, will hold at least two virtual meetings during each year, and will be responsible for reporting to the ISPA EC and membership.
(d) Standing Committee will develop a shared cadre of members of the three original ad-hoc committees representing diverse geo-sociopolitical regions and who will work within and across the committees.
(e) The Standing Committee will assure coordinated ISPA representation and participation at critical international and national meetings, programs and forums (e.g., UNESCO, NGO Group for the CRC, ECOSOC consultations in NY and Geneva).