World Habitat Day

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News:World Habitat Day will be celebrated throughout the world on October 7, 2019.

Facts:

About World Habitat Day:

  • The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day.
  • The theme for World Habitat Day 2019 is “Frontier Technologies as an Innovative Tool to Transform Waste to Wealth”.
  • The focus of this year’s theme to promote the contribution of innovative technologies to sustainable waste management to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 11.
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11 aims to make cities more inclusive, safe,resilient and sustainable.
  • The event also focuses on the state of human settlements and people’s right to sufficient shelter.
  • It also aims to remind people that they are responsible for the habitat of future generations.

Additional information:

Frontier Technologies: 

  • The Frontier technologies include robotics, automation, renewable energy technologies, Artificial Intelligence among others.
  • These types of technologies offer potential for cheaper, faster, scalable and easy to use solutions for everyday problems.