World Habitat Day
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World Habitat Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of every October. In the year 2022, this day is being celebrated on 3rd October.
The day aims to highlight people's basic right to shelter and remind them that they are also responsible for the habitat of future generations.
It aims to consider the situation in towns and cities and focus on promoting the basic right to adequate shelter and housing for all.
The theme of 2022 - “Mind the Gap. Leave No One and Place Behind”.
This day for the year 2022 will focus on the problem of inequality, the challenges facing cities and other human settlements.
World Habitat Day 2022 aims to focus on the growing inequalities and vulnerabilities that have been a result of the triple ‘C’ crises- COVID-19, climate change and conflict.
Background of the day
In 1985, the United Nations declared the first Monday of October every year to be observed as World Habitat Day.
World Habitat Day was first observed in 1986 with the theme "Shelter is my right".
Nairobi hosted the first World Habitat day year.
In 1989, the UN Human Settlements Programme launched “The Habitat Scroll of Honour award”.
It is the world's most prestigious human settlement award.
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