IFHE US Releases statement on Diversity

IFHE-US Equity and Diversity Statement

IFHE-US values diversity, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and accessibility. We promote respect, dignity, and equality for all global individuals and families. We are committed to human well-being through education, health, safety, and sustainable living. As we act with integrity, respect, intercultural values, and ethics, we empower and improve daily life for all.

Exciting speakers added to World Congress

The IFHE-US Executive Committee and World Congress (WC) Co-Chairs have been hard at work and are happy to share with you the Keynote- Plenary speakers that are confirmed!

Dr. Lynette Schultz, University of Alberta–Global Citizenship

Dr. Hale Ann Tufan, Cornell University–Socio-cultural/Gender insights for working with farmers

Dr. Seema Puri University of Delhi–Health Status Across the Life Course

It is going to be a wonderful experience coming up in Atlanta, GA August 2nd- 8th. Make plans now to attend!

UN Report for September

Thanks to Anita Ferron for providing information regarding the happenings of the UN. What a great opportunity to learn about activities occurring internationally.

August 26 -28, 2019   The 68th United Nations Conference of the Civil Society held in Salt Lake City.

“Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities”  Over 3,000 participants and the youth were very vocal and engaged about Climate change & support.  On September youth took on #climate strike around the world.

September 17, 2019  The 74 Session of the General Assembly Plenary &related meetings was began in NYC.  The (Third Committee) is about Social, Humanitarian, & Cultural Issues these are the issues I try to attend. The general assembly is chaired by H.E. Christian Braun of Luxemburg.  Their meetings and events ran through September 27.2019. In October 2019, the Committee will hear and interact with special reporters, independent experts, and chairs of working groups as mandated by the Human Rights Council.

The following can be viewed on UN Web TV

September 21 -23 UN Climate Summit

September 23 Universal Health Coverage

September 24 74th General Debate, High Level Political forum on Sustainable Development

September 25 3th anniversary Commutative Event of Rights of the Child

September 26 Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and a financial dialog

September 27 Small Island Developing States meeting

Although I have not attended events at the UN since our June meeting. I plan on attending the following in October

October 3, 2019 I will attend an afternoon meeting at the UN Department of Global Communities and Civil Society.  This meeting will be a briefing on the preparation for the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice around the world.

The UN has designated actual day of observance for International Day of Older persons is October 1, 2019, but the Un will have a general assembly on October 10, “The Journey to age equality” that I will attend. Currently, there are 700 million people over the age of 60 and in 2030 they expect that number to reach 1.4 billion so this is an area that needs to be addressed.

Abstract Deadline EXTENDED!

IFHE World Congress 2020

Abstract and Travel Grant Submissions

Extended Until September 15, 2019

It’s not too late to submit an abstract(s) for oral, poster, symposium, or workshop presentations!  Share your new research and/or best practices with your international colleagues.  Apply for a travel grant (up to $1,000) to support your participation in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  All information, including the Call for Abstract Announcement and Travel Grant Announcement can be found on the Congress website. Follow the links to submit your abstract(s) and travel grant application.

There are 90 abstracts in the system that have not been submitted.  Your abstract submission isn’t complete until you click the final submit button and receive a confirmation number.  You will also receive a confirmation email that contains the number.  To be sure everyone has time to complete the submission process, the deadline has been extended until September 15, 2019.  After this date, there will be no more extensions.

Two reminders:

  1. To apply, you must create an account on the Congress website.  It is not connected to the IFHE website.
  2. If you have forgotten your Congress website password, go to Reset Abstract Password Here; in the upper right corner select “Log In;” you will be prompted to change your password.  Wait five minutes for an email.  The link is only good for one hour.

IFHE-US is looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Submit your abstracts for World Congress 2020

Dear IFHE members and friends, 

We would kindly like to remind you that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the XIV IFHE World Congress 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is approaching. You are invited to submit your abstracts until 31 August 2019 after which a panel will review them and inform you about the acceptance.

To submit an abstract, please use the online tool at the


website. See more details on criteria and the Congress theme “Home Economics: Soaring Towards Sustainable Development” in the attached document.  

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts.

The XVI IFHE World Congress Organizing Committee

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