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Every October, UN-Habitat and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions on urban sustainability. This year, Urban October activities will begin with World Habitat Day on7 October.

The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It 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.

World Habitat Day was established in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40/202,  and was first celebrated in 1986. Last year some 80 cities around the world held events to mark World Habitat Day with Kenya being the host country.

This year’s  theme will be “Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth”. More information is available on  www.unhabitat.org/whd

Information on the previous World Habitat Day celebrations is available here.

Please feel free to contact us on our NEW email address: unhabitat-whd@un.org

Visit World Habitat Day website for more.