OCT 1 – WORLD HABITAT DAY
World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world.
It was officially designated by the United Nations and first celebrated in 1986.
The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter.
It also aims to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the habitat of future generations.
The theme for World Habitat Day 1 October 2018 is Municipal Solid Waste Management
Each year, World Habitat Day takes on a new theme to bring attention to UN-Habitat’s mandate to promote sustainable development policies that ensure adequate shelter for all.
This World Habitat Day will focus on promoting all levels of government and all relevant stakeholders to reflect on how to implement concrete initiatives to ensure adequate and affordable housing in the context of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda at all levels, as well as the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future.
Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.
It was established in 1978.
UN-Habitat maintains its headquarters at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya.
It is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.