Past Event Pages


All Urban October events and documents
The theme of World Habitat Day 2019 was Frontier technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth with the Global Observance being held in Mexico City.
The theme of the 2019 World Cities Day theme was Changing the world: Innovations and a better life for future generations with the Global Observance being held for the first time in Russia and…


During Urban October some 60 events took place both in Brazil and the USA (over 30 in New York), China hosted 40, India over 20 and 10 in Kenya. UN-Habitat appeared in 48.8 million article views with…
World Habitat Day is celebrated on the first Monday of October.
Concept Note
World Cities Day aims to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, enhance cooperation among countries and cities and contribute to sustainable urban development.

Messages from the UN Secretary General and the Excecutive Director


Press Releases