We actively contribute to UN events through e.g. the submission of statements, oral presentations or participation in consultations. Among others, IFHE representatives regularly participate in the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which shapes global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women and the Commission for Social Development (CsocD) in New York.


IFHE at CSW63 - March 2019

The 63. Commission on the Status of Women took place in New York from 11.-22. March 2019. Together with other NGOs, IFHE submitted a written statement on gender-sensitive social protection measures. Three IFHE representatives took part in High Level Ministerial meetings, Round Tables and side events (report follows).

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IFHE at CSoC57 - February 2019

February 2019 saw two interesting side events during CSoC57 in New York, both organised in collaboration with IFHE. The Doha Briefing promoted a Civil Society Declaration on Parenting which highlighte the role of parenting in contributing to sustainable development. The second side event focused on unpaid care and domestic work. Both collaborations from a cooperation with the Doha International Family Institute and the International Federation for Family Development. During the IFFD event, IFHE also received an award which was accepted by our UN Representative Anita FERRON.


IFHE Statement for CSW 61 - March 2017

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13th to 24th March 2017.

CSW 61 Written Statement submitted by International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE)
"Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls"

The IFHE demands that women and girls be empowered, that their needs and rights be kept in focus to harness their potential and importance for sustainable development.

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IFHE Statement for ECOSOC - February 2017

IFHE Statement related to the Call for Written Statements to the CSocD55 to be held from 1st to 10th February 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York.

The priority theme is:
"Strategies for the Eradication of Poverty to achieve sustainable Development for All"
"Territorial and Family orientated Strategies are required to end Poverty"

Submitted by: International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE)

Introduction, Objective and Purpose of the Statement
Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The different forms of poverty and hunger result from various political, economic and ecological causes and effects. As an advocate for families and households the IFHE highlights its main demands to eradicate poverty.

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Joint Statement with IFHE for CSW 60 - March 2016

Associated Countrywomen of the World (ACWW) - Joint Statement with IFHE for CSW 60
"Women's Empowerment Essential For Sustainable Development"

The International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) and the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) recognise the importance of the Sustainable Development Goal 5 and its targets, to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, and acknowledge the gender equality in other related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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E/CN.5/2017/NGO/11 - December 2016

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Commission for Social Development
Fifty-fifth session
1st - 10th February 2017

Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly: priority theme: strategies for the eradication of poverty to achieve sustainable development for all

Statement submitted by International Federation for Home Economics, a non-governmental organisation in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council*
The Secretary-General has received the following statement, which is being circulated in accordance with paragraphs 36 and 37 of Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31.

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E/CN.5/2016/NGO/53 - December 2015

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Commission for Social Development
Fifty-fourth session
3rd - 12th February 2016

Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly: priority theme: rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world

Statement submitted by International Federation for Home Economics, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council*
The Secretary-General has received the following statement, which is being circulated in accordance with paragraphs 36 and 37 of Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31.

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The statements are being translated into the official UN languages French and Spanish.

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Joint Statement ACWW and IFHE - World Food Day 2015

Associated Countrywomen of the World (ACWW) - Joint Statement with IFHE for World Food Day 2015
"Improving Rural Women’s Access to Markets"
ACWW recently signed up to Ban Ki-Moon’s Zero Hunger Challenge. Our pledge obliges us to not only work to eliminate hunger, but also to double smallholder incomes, in a resilient and sustainable way. Sustainable Development Goal 2 calls for an end to hunger and improved food and nutrition security through increased yields.

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IFHE Statement - World Food Day 2015

"Social Protection and Agriculture, breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty"
According to the International Labor Organisation (ILO), 2014, about 73 percent of the world’s population has no access to adequate social protection with the majority living in rural areas of developing countries, dependent on agriculture to make a living. Poor rural households are already constrained by limited access to resources, low agricultural productivity and poorly functioning markets, which reduces their ability to cope with economic and natural risks, and political insecurity that threatens their livelihoods.

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IFHE Written Statement - ECOSOC High Level Meeting July 2015

ECOSOC High Level Meeting

"Managing the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals: what it will take"

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will expand on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and will take into account the three dimensions of sustainable development. The 17 proposed new SDGs include the most important global challenges and will be applicable to all developed and developing countries. They are people centred and focus on dignity, prosperity, justice, partnerships and the environment.

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"Success for sustainable Development through Home Economics Education and Training"

ECOSOC - Commission on the Status of Women - CSW 59/Beijing 20+ Conference - IFHE Statement published

The ECOSOC published the IFHE Statement related to the theme: "Success for sustainable development through Home Economics Education and training" related to the 59th Conference of the Commission of Women.

Home Economists around the world promote gender equality and empowerment of women. According the Beijing Platform for Action 1995 women have a crucial role for social, economic and sustainable development and in the family.The family is the basic unit of society and economy. From a Home Economics perspective the family is seen as a group having a strong social Solidarity and multifaceted functions. As such, a family needs to be protected, strengthened and empowered.

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For more information about the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9th to 20th March 2015.

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The statements were translated into the six official UN languages. For downloading the statement in one of the six languages please followthe linkhttp://documents.un.org/welcome.asp?language=Eand typing the document symbol assigned: E/CN.6/2015/NGO/106 into the search function of the UN Official Document System (ODS).


FAO/WHO - Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

The second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) will be held on 19th – 21st November 2014, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy, to the theme "better nutrition better lives", organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in close collaboration with many other related organisations.

Two documents are expected to come out of the ICN2 - a political outcome document and a framework of action for its implementation.

IFHE Position Statement - Read more

CSO Forum Declaration to the Second International Conference on Nutrition - Read more


ECOSOC E/2014/NGO/26 - May 2014

2014 ECOSOC High Level Segment
The NGO Branch of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
announced an open call for oral and written statements for the
2014 ECOSOC High Level Segment (HLS) for NGOs in ECOSOC consultative status.

The HLS included sessions on the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) and
the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF). The theme for the AMR segment in 2014 focused on "Addressing on-going and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining gains in the future".

The written Statement of the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) related to the theme "Focusing on Individuals, Families and Communities as key issue for development" was accepted.

Item 5 (c) of the provisional agenda
High-level segment: annual ministerial review

Statement submitted by International Federation for Home
Economics
, a non-governmental organisation in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

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The statements are being edited and translated into the six official UN languages.

Please follow the linkhttp://documents.un.org/welcome.asp?language=Eand typing the document symbol assigned: E/2014/NGO/26 into the search function of the UN Official Document System (ODS).


UN DESA E/CN.5/2014/NGO/11 - November 2013

Commission for Social Development
Fifty-second session
11th -21st February 2014

"Empowerment for everyday competencies to eradicate poverty and to achieve social integration, full employment and decent work for al"

Statement submitted by International Federation for Home Economics, a non-governmental organisation in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

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The statements are being edited and translated into the six official UN languages.

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2013 ECOSOC High Level Segment - E/2013/NGO/132

"Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals"
1st – 4th July 2013, Geneva

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Substantive Session of 2013
Geneva, 1st - 26th July 2013

Economic and environmental questions:
women and development

Statement submitted by International Federation for Home Economics, a non-governmental organisation in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

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Please follow the linkhttp://documents.un.org/welcome.asp?language=E and typing the document symbol assigned: E/2013/NGO/132 into the search function of the UN Official Document System (ODS).


IFHE Position Papers

UN DPI/NGO Conference 2016 in Gyeongju, Korea

Event to Enable Focus on Education in Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Department of Public Information is pleased to announce that the Republic of Korea has confirmed its desire to host the sixty-sixth Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Conference in Gyeongju from 30th May to 1st June 2016.
 

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Report UNESCO-MiSK Forum - May 2017

Report on attending the Seventh UNESCO NGO Forum organised in partnership with the MiSK Foundation

"Youth and their Social Impact"

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 3rd – 4th May 2017

Submitted by: Associate Prof. Mona Sharaf ABDELGALIL (IFHE UN Representative) and Dr. Lina GABER

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IFHE Position Statement

International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) demands the strengthening and protection of the human rights of older persons in every cultural context

on the occasion of the Third Substantive Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing in August 2012

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IFHE Position Statements to the UN MDGs 2011

IFHE Position Statements to the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2011

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Position Paper for FAO World Summit on Food Security 2009

World Summit on Food Security
Rome, 16 - 18 November 2009

The International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) is aware that the main objective of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is to guarantee that all people have access at all times to the food needed to lead healthy and active lives. IFHE supports the twin-track approach of FAO, World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and their development partners which aim to achieve and sustain global food security as soon as possible.

Represented by Dr. Gertraud PICHLER, IFHE President of Honour, Dr. Francesca RONCHI PROJA, IFHE Representative at FAO Rome and Dr. Leena M. KIRJAVAINEN

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Home Economics in the 21st Century Position Statement

Since the 2006 IFHE Council Meeting, the IFHE Think Tank Committee has focussed on the development, finalisation and strategies for dissemination of the Home Economics in the 21st Century Position Statement, which has been developed by members of the Think Tank Committee through an extensive consultative process.

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Position Statement - FAO Conference 2008

Position Statement on  "World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bio-energy" on the occasion of the FAO High-Level Conference on World Food Security, which will be host by FAO, Rome, from 3 to 5 June 2008.

Prepared by Geradene B. HODELIN, IFHE President-Elect, June 2008

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Position Statement - FAO Conference 2008

Statement on the UN World Summit Meeting and the Millenium Development Goals

Published by: International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) as member of International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network

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Position Paper for the 10th Anniversary of the Interational Year of the Family 2004

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Position Paper for Eradication of Poverty 2003

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