World Habitat Day 2020 global observance was held virtually on 5 October, hosted by the city of Surabaya, in Indonesia while other celebrations of World Habitat Day were held around the globe on the theme Housing For All: A Better Urban Future.

The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award was one of the highlights of World Habitat Day global observance. The award, a plaque engraved with the name of the winner, was presented to the selected winners during the global observance.

World Cities Day 2020 was the seventh global celebration since it was launched on 31 October 2014 in Shanghai, China. The theme was Better City, Better Life and the sub-theme for the year 2020 Valuing our communities and cities, and the Global Observance was hosted in Nakuru, Kenya.