International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

Declarations & Statements

IACAPAP’s mission is to advocate for the promotion of the mental health and develop of children and adolescents through policy, practice and research. One of the ways in which this mission is fulfilled is through the publication of declarations and statements to support the development of child and adolescent mental health. These declarations and statements are advocacy documents and they are widely disseminated to policy makers, and child and adolescent mental health professionals, ministries of education, health and youth.


Declaration of Budapest:
Assuring the Mental Health of Children


Declaration of Venice:
Principles for Organizing Mental Health Systems for Children and Adolescents


Declaration of Venice:
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders


Declaration of Sharm El Sheikh:
Declaration of the Founding of the Eastern Mediterranean Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (EMACAPAP)


Declaration of Modena:
Genetics of Autism


Declaration of Jerusalem Children’s Rights


Declaration of Rome:
Caring for Children Affected by Maltreatment, War, Terrorism, and Disaster


Declaration of Berlin:
Assuring Mental Health for Children and Adolescents


Declaration of Berlin:
Principles of Ethics in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (revised in Melbourne, 2006)


Statement on Responses to Natural Disasters


Melbourne Declaration 2006:
The theme of the 17th IACAPAP Congress in Melbourne 2006 was ”Nurturing Diversity”.


Position Paper on a Rights-Based, Evidence-Based Approach to Care for Persons with ASD
(IACAPAP together with Autism-Europe and ESCAP)


Declaration of the Consortium for Global Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health
(IACAPAP together with WAIMH, ISAPP, WFMH and InterCAMHS)


Autism Declaration (2012)
IACAPAP asserts the importance to nations of well-funded, high quality, ethically delivered education and treatment for individuals with autism and PDD


Declaration of Durban (2014) (in English)
Déclaration de Durban (2014) (en français)
Life, Health, and Mental Health – IACAPAP adopts the ‘Declaration of Durban’ at the 21st World Congress of IACAPAP, Durban, South Africa, 15 August 2014