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 #440 Being comfortable in discomfort: India’s PR market shows maturity and resilience
Communications professionals in India responded to the many discomforts of the pandemic by showing adaptability and embracing upskilling. By Arwa Husain.
By: Arwa Husain 20/09/2021
ITL #439 Public relations from startup to unicorn: evolving communications for high-growth ventures
How PR can help rapidly growing tech startups meet ambitious goals. By Ashford Pritchard.
By: Ashford Pritchard 13/09/2021
ITL #438 Latin America: where international brands go wrong
When It comes To LATAM (not the airline), half-measures won’t cut it. By Alasdair Townsend.
By: Alasdair Townsend 06/09/2021
Latest from the Press Room:
Invitation to an IPRA webinar on relationship management: 14 October
I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The ...
Message from the IPRA President: A call to action September 2021
Allow me to update you on the UNESCO International Declaration of Communications Professio...