In recognition of its special competence, IFHE was granted consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (1981), UN agencies FAO (1952) and UNESCO (1965). By promoting sustainable lifestyles and Home Economics knowledge as key factor for the well-being of individuals, households and their communities, IFHE contributes to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. IFHE is also associated to the UN Department of Global Communications/DPI.

At UN level, we address social, economic and environmental aspects to increase the quality of life for all household members and their communities. IFHE’s UN involvement includes:

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