World Habitat Day 2020

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News: The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day (5th October 2020).

Facts:

  • World Habitat Day: It was established in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40/202 and was first celebrated in 1986.
  • Aim: To focus on the state of human settlements and people’s right to sufficient shelter and also to remind people that they are responsible for the habitat of future generations.
  • Theme: “Housing for All-A better Urban Future”.

Additional Facts:

  • Sustainable Development Goal 11: It aims to make cities more inclusive, safe,resilient and sustainable.
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme(UN-Habitat): It was established in 1978 as a United Nations agency for human settlements and sustainable urban development.Headquarters: Nairobi,Kenya.