First Monday of October: World Habitat Day
United Nations celebrated World Habitat Day on 6 October 2014. The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day.
The theme of 2014 World Habitat Day is Voices from Slums.
Each year, World Habitat Day takes on a new theme chosen by the United Nations. Theme was based on current issues relevant to the Habitat Agenda. The themes are selected to bring attention to UN-Habitat’s mandate to promote sustainable development policies that ensure adequate shelter for all.
The World Habitat Day 2014 campaign aims to recognize life in slums and give a voice to slum dwellers for improving quality of living conditions in existing slums.
About World Habitat Day
World Habitat Day was established in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40/202. It was first celebrated in 1986.
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.
Who: United Nations
When: 6 October 2014