Reminder to Save the Date: IFHE World Congress 2022

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.

Registration deadlines and information regarding submission (2020 and 2022) can be found attached below or at the IFHE website:

With kind regards
Annette and Anke (IFHE Office)


Call for Papers!

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.

Fore more information see

We thank you for your support.

Stay healthy!


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.