World Habitat Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Habitat Day ()
Event Started1986
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byUnited Nations General Assembly

World Habitat Day Brief

World Habitat Day is celebrated every year on the first Monday of October. In 1985, the United Nations General Assembly declared World Habitat Day to be celebrated every year on the first Monday in October.

World Habitat Day History

World Habitat Day was organized for the first time in the year 1986, while the original objective of this day was "Housing is my right". The venue of this event was the city of Nairobi. Apart from this, the following objectives of this event were also-

  • Shelter for the Homeless (1987)
  • Our Neighborhood (1995)
  • City of the Future (1997)
  • Safe City (1998)
  • Women in Urban Governance (2000)
  • Water and Sanitation for Cities (2001)
  • Cities Without Slums (2003)

More info about World Habitat Day

Some facts about World Habitat Day:

  • World Habitat Day is a global observance and not a public holiday.
  • Every year UN Habitat organizes activities to promote the theme set for the year and to raise awareness about the promotion of habitat, with the participation of the central government, local government, civil society, the private sector and The media act as its allies.
  • The 'Habitat Scroll of Honour' award was instituted by the United Nations Human Settlement Program (UNHSP) since 1989. This award is considered as the most prestigious human settlement award in the world. The basic objective of this award is to initiate such works which can not only understand the suffering of the struggling and homeless people but can also relieve them. In addition, it can contribute to the reconstruction of human settlements and contribute to the development of the quality of urban life.

Miscellaneous Facts:

Various facts are included under the United Nations Habitat Mission, such as-

  1. Developing a safe and healthy living environment for all, especially children.
  2. Adequate and sustainable transport and energy.
  3. Establishment of greenery and plantation arrangements in urban areas.
  4. Clean and safe drinking water as well as sanitation.
  5. Fresh and pollution free air to breathe.
  6. Ample employment opportunities for the people.
  7. Improvement in slum dwellers and increase in urban planning.
  8. Better waste management including recycling of waste material.

Important Days of October Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 OctoberWorld Older Day - International Day
02 OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence - International Day
02 OctoberGandhi Jayanti - National Day
04 OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day - International Day
05 OctoberWorld Teachers Day - International Day
09 OctoberWorld Post Day - International Day
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health Day - International Day
14 OctoberWorld Standard Day - International Day
15 OctoberWorld Student Day - International Day
16 OctoberWorld Food Day - International Day
17 OctoberInternational Poverty Alleviation Day - International Day
20 OctoberWorld Osteoporosis Day - International Day
21 OctoberWorld Iodine Deficiency Day - International Day
24 OctoberWorld Polio Day - International Day
24 OctoberWorld Development Information Day - International Day
30 OctoberWorld Savings Day - International Day
31 OctoberNational Integration Day - National Day
अक्टूबर महीने का दूसरा गुर of OctoberWorld Sight Day - International Day
अक्टूबर माह का प्रथम सोमवा of OctoberWorld Habitat Day - International Day

World Habitat Day FAQs:

World Habitat Day is observed every year on अक्टूबर माह का प्रथम सोमवा October.

Yes, World Habitat Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on October all over the World.

World Habitat Day started on 1986.

World Habitat Day is observed every year by United Nations General Assembly.

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