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

Virtual Council 2020 and Inauguration of New President

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:

–       Gwendolyn HUSTVEDT’s video statement where she shares her vision of a way forward (https://youtu.be/rXKh_-CasZ8)
–       The September Newsletter with a focus on the Council and new Presidency (https://www.ifhe.org/membership/ifhe-newsletters/)
–       A Council section at the IFHE website ((https://www.ifhe.org/events/council-2020/) and  more detailed information in the members area.

Join the Global Conversation

Dear members,

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.

The world needs solidarity. Your contribution counts: https://un75.online/

Many thanks for your participation.

Stay healthy!

IFHE Office Bonn – Germany

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: https://www.ifhe.org/events/world-congress-2022/

With kind regards
Annette and Anke (IFHE Office)

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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  https://www.ifhe.org/ijhe/author-information/

We thank you for your support.

Stay healthy!

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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.