2021 Sharon McManus Cultural Event: June 13th 6 pm CST

The annual IFHE-US Sharon McManus Cultural Event in support of the IFHE Development Fund will be virtual again in 2021 via Zoom.  The Development Fund is an endowed fund to provide opportunities for resolving the impact of global issues upon families; to form partnerships with organizations with mutual concerns; to collaborate on studies and research; and accumulate resources for intensifying educational efforts.  International grants are provided for these purposes.  Currently grants are in India and Pakistan.

The Cultural Event is named in honor of Sharon McManus, a long time IFHE member and Director of IFHE Development, who coordinated the Cultural Events for 15 years. We will be recognizing her contributions to IFHE and IFHE-US during the program.

DATE:  Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time

PROGRAM FOCUS:  Expanding on the IFHE International Theme of Age-friendly Homes and Communities, the program will focus specifically on Family Challenges and Resources for Caregivers. 

INTERNATIONAL PANEL:  Canadian Panelists, Dr. Janet Fast, University of Alberta and Dr. Nora Spinks, CEO of Vanier Institute for the Family; Caribbean Panelist, Dr. Audrey Porter DaCosta, University of Technology of Jamaica; and U.S. Panelist, Dr. Karen Goebel, Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin. 

WHO IS INVITED:  In addition to our IFHE-US members and friends, we are also inviting our Canadian and Caribbean colleagues to join us.

HOW TO REGISTER: To register for this virtual Zoom program, please send your name and email address to Mary Kaye Merwin, IFHE-US Director of Development, at marykmerwin@gmail.com

DONATIONS ACCEPTED:  There is no registration fee for this event, however, contributions will be accepted to the IFHE-US Development Fund in whatever amount you wish.  Normally, when we have been able to meet in person, we have had a $50 registration fee with $25 going toward food and room and $25 as a contribution to the fund.  Attached is a form for donations. 

IDEAS FOR REFRESHMENTS:  To continue the event’s tradition of fellowship around cultural foods, we invite you to pour a glass of wine or punch and an appropriate snack.  Our Caribbean partners have provided the following link to their IFHE Cookbook with many great ideas.  Download it at:  https://online.flowpaper.com/7bee0792/ROBERTSCOOKBOOK2020FAWDIGITAL/#page=1

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IFHE-US DEVELOPMENT FUND

NAME:  _______________________________________________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS:  _______________________________________________________

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT MAILING ADDRESS:  ____________________________________

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AMOUNT:  ______________________________________________________________

MAIL CHECKS DRAWN ON A UNITED STATES BANK AND PAYMENT IN USD TO

            Luann Boyer

            IFHE-US Director, Finance

            22500 Road 21

            Ft. Morgan, CO 80701

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PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR IFHE-US WEBSITE.  The donation portion of our website is presently under maintenance, but should be up in mid-May.  Instructions on how to use this option will be forwarded to all who register.  The website is:

www.ifheus.org

IFHE warns against feminization of digital divide

The priority theme of the 59 th session of the United Nations Commission of Social Development is

“The role of digital technologies on social development and wellbeing of all”.

IFHE used its consultative status with the UN to submit a written statement and call on member states to focus on participation of women in digitalization.
Read the full IFHE statement at the UN website (https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/csocd59.html) or at www.ifhe.org.

Start the New Year off with an IFHE US Update- Jan 16, 2021

Save the date, Saturday, January 16, 2021 noon CST.

Start the new year with an IFHE-US Update.

Join the IFHE-US Board of Directors in an event to update those interested on what is happening with the organization IFHE-US and IFHE-International.  Dr. Gwendolyn Hustvedt, IFHE-International president will share information about IFHE International, and Dr. Sue Buck, IFHE-US will share information about IFHE-US.  Short reports will be made by the IFHE UN Representative, the World Congress 2022 co-chairs, the Director of IFHE-US Young Professionals Network and the IFHE-US Communication Director.  Grab your lunch or breakfast depending on your time zone and join this informative session. 

The event will be held via Zoom.  Send an e-mail to Kim Kamin,  kimkamin2018@gmail.com to receive the link.  The link will be sent a week before the event. 

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United Nations Report- October 2020

News article for IFHE      October 1, 2020

Anita Ferron

What is happening at the United Nations in New York City this autumn:

9/21/20                 The United Nations commemorated the 75th anniversary of the member states coming together after World War II.

Today, the United Nations is dealing with a very different kind of pandemic with a need to come together again on many different critical issues.

9/29/20                International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction.  About one-third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally.  When talking about fruits and vegetables, about 45 percent of the produce is wasted. 

10/16/20              World Food Day. Over 150 countries participate each year. This will be an online event which the organizers expect the same amount of participation.

9/24 -9/26/20    Nature for Life. This event dealt with nature, climate change, and population.  Speakers answered questions trying to find solutions to how people and nature live in harmony without harming the resources the world has left.  Each day was a different focus: Sustainable Development Goals Day recognizing the value of nature, Business and Finance Day, Global Ambition Day, and Local Action Day.

10/1 /20               United Nations high level meeting on Gender Equality

10/2/20                United Nations high level meeting of the International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Nominations for UNESCO Prize open

Dear IFHE members,

As NGO in official partnership with UNESCO, IFHE is invited to nominate candidates for the UNESCO prize “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education”. The prize comes with a monetary award of USD 25,000.

IFHE will gladly consider nominating qualified candidates (individuals, groups, organizations). Please note that applications are to be submitted to UNESCO directly by the candidates together with an IFHE nomination letter. To apply for such a nomination letter, please send the UNESCO application template to the IFHE Office.

For more details please visit the Prize website (https://en.unesco.org/themes/ict-education/ict-education-prize/nomination).

With kind regards
IFHE Office