IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, was established in 1955, and is the leading global network for PR professionals in their personal capacity. IPRA aims to advance trusted communication and the ethical practice of public relations. We do this through networking, our code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession.
IPRA is the organiser of public relations' annual global competition, the Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA). IPRA's services enable PR professionals to collaborate and be recognised. Members create content via our Thought Leadership essays, social media and our consultative status with the United Nations. GWA winners demonstrate PR excellence. IPRA welcomes all those who share our aims and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship.
IPRA — leading trust and ethics in global communication
The IPRA Golden World Awards:
The annual IPRA Golden World Awards (GWA) initiative, established in 1990, recognizes excellence in public relations practice worldwide in a variety of categories. Recipients of the award take particular pride in the recognition granted to their entry as meeting international standards of excellence in public relations. The Global Contribution Award recognises a campaign with an objective of meeting one of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The overall IPRA Grand Prix for Excellence is presented to the entry judged as representing the highest standards that year. While there are many national and regional PR awards, there is only one truly global scheme: the GWA.
Latest IPRA Thought Leadership Essays:
ITL #445 Resetting media boundaries: how Stevie G and Gladys B killed the presser
The press conference is an invention of, and convention from, a bygone media era, whose ubiquity as a staple for information relay is dying. By Gerry McCusker.
By: Gerry McCusker 25/10/2021
ITL #444 Managing prolonged crises: how covid has changed Comms
During the covid crisis, Barings has been analyzing things through a global lens and communicating with flexibility, coupled with awareness of local realities. By Cheryl Krauss.
By: Cheryl Krauss 18/10/2021
ITL #443 Sustainable solutions: why climate action needs to be the headline
The disruption and destruction caused by climate events makes it imperative for communicators to drive the discourse on the need for impactful climate action. By Rachana Panda.
By: Rachana Panda 11/10/2021
Latest from the Press Room:
Press Office’s campaign ‘BASF Start-Up Science’ scoops the IPRA Golden World Global Contribution Award 2021
The Global Contribution Award is given for PR with an objective of meeting one of the UN’s
Invitation to an IPRA webinar on cyber security: 11 November
I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The ...