In its Mission Statement, the IPC commits to ‘promote and contribute to the development of sport opportunities and competitions, from initiation level to elite level, for Paralympic athletes as the foundation of elite Paralympic sport’.
To achieve this, the IPC recognises the importance of creating a Paralympic Family network of recognised international sport federations that are not eligible to be IPC members, but contribute to the development of sport opportunities for athletes associated with the Paralympic Movement and have organisational goals that are compatible with the Vision and Mission of the IPC.
The following are IPC recognised international sport federations:
International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF)
International Federation of Powerchair Football (FIPFA)
International Golf Federation (IGF)
International Handball Federation (IHF)
International Hockey Federation (FIH)
International Surfing Association (ISA)
World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)
Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM)
World Armwrestling Federation (WAF)
World Karate Federation
International Federation of CP Football
International Federation of Sport Climbing