The International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) is the only worldwide organisation concerned with Home Economics and Consumer Studies. It was founded in 1908 to serve as a platform for international exchange within the field of Home Economics. IFHE is an International Non Governmental Organisation (INGO), having consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC, FAO, UNESCO, UNICEF) and with the Council of Europe.
Since March 21st, 1982 IFHE has continued to recognise March 21st each year as World Home Economics Day (WHED). The purpose of the day is to publicise and promote IFHE and the Home Economics Profession. Since 2002 a specific theme has been identified for World Home Economics Day. World Home Economics Day 2018: "Home Economics Literacy: Skills for Healthy and Sustainable Cooking".
In the last years World Home Economics Day gained more and more attention worldwide. To highlight the theme IFHE publishes a Press Release in September each year. Based on this background information Home Economics Professionals prepare the celebrations of World Home Economics Day in the different regions of the world. Additional topics of high relevance to the professionals in the countries or regions can be pointed out during the celebrations.
IFHE Annual Meeting 18th - 22nd March 2019: IFHE Leadership Meeting and Home Economics Conference - Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies hosted by the Caribbean Association of Home Economists Inc. (The Learning Resource Centre, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus - Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. Theme: "Creativity and Innovation in Home Economics for sustainable Development")
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