IFHE holds consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (1981), FAO (1952) and UNESCO (1965) and is associated to the UN Department of Global Communications/DPI.

We use our access to UN platforms to address multi-dimensional economic, social and ecological aspects that are key to achieving a quality of life for all and to advocate education for the responsible use of resources.

Participation In Consultations & Panels

Alleviation Of Feminized Homelessness

At the 58. session of the UN Commission for Social Development (CSoCD), IFHE representatives advocated for financial reform to alleviate women's homelessness. Read the official IFHE statement accepted by the UN and our news release.

Advancing Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Measures

IFHE submitted a statement on gender-sensitive social protection measures to the 63. Commission on the Status of Women that took place in March 2019 in New York. The Commission's priority theme was "Social Protection, Public services and Infrastructure" and  IFHE representatives attend High Level Ministerial Meetings, round tables and side events.

Acknowledging The Value Of Unpaid Care

On the occasion of the 57. Commission for Social Development on "Inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies" in February 2019, IFHE, together with partners, issued a joint oral statement and organised a side event. IFHE was also proud to receive an award from the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD).

Specific Interpretation of SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. From a Home Economics perspective, households are key to transforming societies and achieving a sustainable living for all.

Our profession draws from multiple disciplines and addresses the impact of e.g. food, health, economic, environmental, and human/political systems on the status of individuals, families, and communities. This integrated approach allows us to develop specific interpretations of important SDGs and contribute to their achievement.


Please click here for the single statements.