World Habitat Day celebrated on 5th October

1st Monday of October of every year celebrated ‘World Habitat Day’. In 2020 this day celebrated on the 5th of October. to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The day is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.

The theme of 2020 ‘Housing For All — A Better Urban Future’

In the Pandamic of corona to make us feel safe and enable us to continue living, working and learning, a home needs to be secure, to allow us to access basic services. For hygiene measures and to have enough room for physical distancing. It should also be located in a place that enables residents to access public green and open spaces, employment opportunities, health-care services, schools, childcare centres and other social facilities.

The idea for the celebrating World Habitat Day

In the year of 1985, the United Nations decided on the 1st Monday of October. Every year as World Habitat Day. This idea applies to the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter.

History of the Day

1st time World Habitat Day was celebrated in 1986. The theme of this year was “Shelter is My Right”. “Better City, Better Life” (2010, Shanghai, China). Cities and Climate Change (2011, Aguascalientes, Mexico).

The award Scroll of Honour

United Nations Human Settlements Programme in 1989 launched the Habitat Scroll of Honour award. The most prestigious human settlements award in the world. The aim of the award is outstanding contributions inas shelter provision, highlighting the plight of the homeless, leadership in post-conflict reconstruction, and developing and improving the human settlements and the quality of urban life.

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