Following the tradition of the Internationaler Verband für Hauswirtschaft, in international legal relations also referred to as International Federation for Home Economics (established in Fribourg, Switzerland, on 1st October 1908).
The International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) first existed as an association under Swiss law and later under French law. Since 2001, IFHE has had its headquarters in Bonn as an association under German law. Following the transfer of its administrative headquarters to Bonn the Federation was transformed into a registered association under German law with a separate legal entity. This newly established IFHE fully and without interruption carried on all tasks, functions and structures of the existing IFHE. After the foundation of the new Federation the members of the old IFHE became members of the International Federation for Home Economics e.V.
For this purpose the signatories as representatives of the IFHE's Regions and as Officers of both the existing and the future IFHE set up the association International Federation for Home Economics e. V.
The Federation shall consist of regional member associations (regional associations) which may have legal status. Regional associations need to be acknowledged by the Executive Committee.
They shall have at least 20 full members. Exceptions to this rule shall be subject to the approval of the Executive Committee. The traditional regions of "Africa", "Americas", "Asia", "Europe", and "Pacific" (Regions), which have existed for decades, shall continue and be considered acknowledged. The Executive Committee shall, after prior hearing of the regions concerned, decide with two-thirds majority about the borders of these regions or about the possible division of a region for the purpose of establishing new regions.
The Federation shall have the following statutory bodies:
The mission of the International Federation for Home Economics is to provide an international forum for Home Economists to develop and express the Home Economics concerns for individuals, families and households at the United Nations and among other international non - governmental Organisations whose interests parallel those of Home Economics.
The ultimate goal of the Federation is the improvement of the quality of everyday life for individuals, families and households through the management of their resources.
Its Aims shall be:
a) families and households are the prime nurturin environments for every human being, and
b) mental, physical, psychological and emotional family well-being is the basic infrastucture for all other forms of social and economic development.
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