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 on 5 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. It takes place on the first Monday of October.

The global observation of the World Habitat Day 2020 will be hosted by the city of Surabaya, in Indonesia. More information will be made available soon.

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

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