World Habitat Day

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2020 Date5 October 2020
2021 Date4 October 2021
World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day History

World Habitat Day seeks to raise awareness about the overall living quality of towns and cities around the world. It focuses on the basic right to adequate shelter. This observance was first recognized by the U.N General Assembly in 1985. World Habitat Day is observed annually on the first Monday of October.

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World Habitat Day Facts

  • The theme for World Habitat Day in 2020 was Housing For All: A better Urban Future.
  • Around 1.8 billion people (20% of the world's population) lack adequate housing.
  • There are 1 billion people living in informal settlements or slums. More than 100 million are homeless.

World Habitat Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Donate resources like clothes or toiletries to your local homeless shelters.

World Habitat Day References and Related Sites

UN: Habitat Day
www.un.org: Habitat Day History

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