December 3, 2018
Today, as world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland for the UN climate summit (COP24), the IKEA Foundation is forging new partnerships to fight climate change. The summit gets underway in the wake of one of the starkest climate warnings so far. In a report published in September 2018, the world’s leading climate scientists said our... Read more
November 20, 2018
As the Let’s Play for Change campaign enters its third year, we are extremely proud of how our partners’ programmes are changing the lives of the many children around the world. So far, our partners... Read more
October 17, 2018
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has connected a new extension to the solar plant at Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp, with funding from the IKEA Foundation. The project has been funded by IKEA’s Brighter Lives for... Read more
October 3, 2018
Dr Evan Atar Adaha, an inspirational doctor from South Sudan, has won the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award. IKEA Foundation and IKEA co-workers were among the special guests at the award ceremony on 1 October and... Read more
April 24, 2017
Recently IKEA Hong Kong and IKEA Japan visited programmes in Thailand, with two of our partners Special Olympics and Humanity and Inclusion. They got the unique opportunity to see how these partners use inclusive play to help children develop and grow new skills and abilities. Go to blog

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Thanks for all your creative, funny and inspirational suggestions for Monday’s “Perfect place to child to play” challenge. We’ve brought our favourite to life, thanks Jess Agius!

All children have the right to play in a safe and secure environment. Thanks to our Let’s Play for Change partners, thousands of children can enjoy this right.


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Play is fundamental to children’s wellbeing. That’s why our in-store campaign has children’s right to play at its heart. When children can play, they learn new skills, become more social and are better able to cope with stress. Play is so important that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child recognises it as... Read more
November 22, 2018
Subah lives with her parents in Pakistan and is part of Special Olympics' Young Athletes programme, funded through the Let's Play for Change campaign. View more films
NEW YORK (26 September, 2018) — IKEA Foundation has announced plans to extend its commitment on climate-related programme to a total of €700 million till 2023. This is an additional €300 million on top of the original €400 million which was already pledged for the period 2015 to 2020, and demonstrates the IKEA Foundation’s commitment to make... Read more