World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day is marked on the first Monday of October each year and is recognized by the United Nations to reflect on the state of towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.

On 7 October 2024, the Global Observance of World Habitat Day, will be under the theme “Engaging youth to create a better urban future.” The world is rapidly urbanizing, and many urban residents these days are young people, especially in some countries in Africa and Asia. It will focus on how we can engage the new generation in planning their urban present and future through participatory processes and local leadership opportunities. 

Event City and Country
Querétaro, Mexico
Event Date

Scroll of Honor

Scroll of Honour

UN-Habitat, the United Nations agency focusing on sustainable urbanization, has launched nominations for its prestigious 2024 Scroll of Honour Award. Nominations were open from 27 November 2023 to 17 May 2024.

The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award, launched in 1989, recognizes individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to urban development, including improving the quality of urban life for all and providing adequate, affordable, and accessible housing. 

Nominations close on 17 May 2024 and five winners will be selected. The winners will receive their awards at the global observance of World Habitat Day on 7 October 2024.

More Information

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

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