Home Economics knowledge positively affects the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Each 21 March, IFHE members worldwide proudly celebrate World Home Economics Day to promote family and consumer issues.

World Home Economics Day 2020

Theme: Housing the Disposessed

Millions of people worldwide are homeless and lack access to adequate housing. Reasons for homelessness are myriad, ranging from man-made to natural disasters. A person without housing is highly at risk of suffering from poverty, hunger, poor health, lack of access to education, clean water and sanitation. By addressing those challenges and “making home” for those dispossessed, Home Economics can contribute to make improvements in several SDG areas.

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World Home Economics Day 2019


IFHE members organised an impressive number of activities ranging from a Road Walk in Uyo, Nigeria to a contests and exhibits with over 1000 participants in the Philippines to a Young Chef Awad in the United Arab Emirates. Read more in the June 2019 Newsletter.

Past Themes


Creativity and Innovation in Home Economics for Sustainable Development


Home Economics Literacy: Skills for Healthy and Sustainable Cooking


Home Economics Literacy : Empowering for Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyles


Home Economics Literacy: Skills for Families and Consumers


Home Economics Literacy: Skills for Families and Consumers - Food Literacy and Environmental Literacy


Empowering Individuals, Families and Communities – Through Home Economics


Home Economics Beyond One Hundred Years: Empowering for the Digital World


Home Economics Supporting Sustainable Development and Quality of Life for All


Families: Changes and Challenges


Home Economics for Everyday Life Competencies


Consumer Health and Welfare


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