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, firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link. The link will be sent a week before the event.
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
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.
The virtual Council meeting 2020 has concluded and almost 70 registered delegates made this new format a success. They took decisions and adopted a resolution on home economics education in 2020.
The Council also marked the start of Gwendolyn HUSTVEDT’s term as new IFHE President 2020-2024.
It certainly would have been nice to celebrate these important event together. And to hand over in person the Distinguished Services Award to 2020 winner Margaret ARCUS. But the “new normal” requires us to find alternatives. To let you participate as much as possible, we prepared a NEWS RELEASE (attached) as well as:
IFHE calls on members & friends to join the global conversation started by the UN to mark its 75th anniversary.
This anniversary comes at challenging times and the UN General Secretary aims to start a discussion about the future we want. We encourage you to share your perspective as a home economist, to share your ideas for building the future and advocate education & research on the responsible management of resources.
Today would have been the grand IFHE World Congress opening in Atlanta, USA. We dearly regret that we had to postpone this important event and networking opportunity for our profession.
Thanks to the committment of our host IFHE-US, we can look now forward to holding the IFHE World Congress 4-10 September 2022. Please save the date and don’t don’t miss this global event for home economics exchange.
We all are affected by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and have to face new, unknown situations in all areas of life. Exchange of experience, research and information are essential, especially in these times.
Therefore we would like to encourage you to take advantage of this special opportunity and submit your contribution to the announced IHJE Special Edition! Please find attached the submission deadline and requirements.