Dear IFHE members

Thanks to the initiative of a very active IFHE Programme Committee, we can warmly invite you to attend a webinar on technology & sustainability. Members of the committee share their research on solar cookers, water management, food hygiene & environmental stability. Each topic is presented for 15 minutes, followed by a short discussion. The event is moderated by Pamela TURNER, Chair of the Committee Household Technology & Sustainability.

28 OCTOBER 9-10:30 am (Atlanta, USA)
https://zoom.us/j/96965733009

ifhe-webinar-28-october-2020

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

Annual Business IFHE US Business Meeting: June 23 3-4:30 CDT

Please join us for the IFHE-US  Video Conference “Annual” Business meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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You can also dial in using your phone.
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Access Code: 924-323-173

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IFHE Young Professional’s Network

The IFHE Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a group of dynamic enthusiastic globally aware members of the IFHE who feel empowered and proud to actively promote Home Economics. YPN is a voice for young Home Economics professionals across the world. We actively represent Home Economics at local, regional and international levels. Our understanding of young embraces the ideas of being young in age, young in the profession, young in the organisation or young in mind.


The objectives of YPN are to 

*establish and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information,

*provide young professionals with an international network in the global field of Home Economics

*create awareness of the importance of Home Economics

*provide information and resources for Home Economics studies, jobs, research, funding and opportunities

*communicate globally

*represent young Home Economists at local, regional and international levels.

If you would like to join the YPN list serve for IFHE-US. Please contact Carmen Pedersen at carmen.n.pedersen@gmail.com.

Virtual Conference for AAFCS

2020 AAFCS Virtual Conference


We have taken our in-person annual conference online with ZOOM! Although we regret that the Coronavirus pandemic will keep us from gathering face-to-face for an engaging conference experience in Baltimore, we are still providing you many opportunities to connect with one another and connect to interactive professional development sessions! The Virtual Conference is open to anyone, but you must be fully registered to participate.

If you have any questions, please send your email to sandrade@aafcs.org.

This website is your go-to spot for:
  • registration (rates, deadlines, etc.)
  • important policies and online access FAQs
  • the 2-day live event schedule
  • donate now to become a Friend of FCS and your name will appear on a virtual wall on the AAFCS website and will be preserved for archival purposes to mark our 1st historic virtual conference. In addition, your name will be included in the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Registration is Now Open!

IFHE World Congress Postponed – 2022

May 29, 2020
Dear IFHE-US members and colleagues,
As the pandemic is challenging our way of life, we are seeing that many conferences are being cancelled. For over 100 years, the IFHE World Congress has been a source of inspiration to home economists around the globe, but we care about your health and want to do our part to keep everyone safe. We have therefore decided to postpone the IFHE World Congress 2020.
Today, we are announcing that the XXIV IFHE World Congress will be held 4-10 September 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia USA at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. We already look forward to welcoming you there!
Postponing the Congress comes with many organizational decisions. Over the next month, plans will be announced regarding accepted abstracts and refund options. These will be posted on the XXIV World Congress website (see link below).
The 2020 Council Meeting will take place online. Most countries have already nominated delegates who will be informed in a separate email.
Please continue to check the World Congress website for any updates.
Thank you for your patience.

IFHE and IFHE-US