3 October: World Habitat Day

October 1st is World Habitat Day, which also marks the beginning of Urban October. The main event of
the day is the worldwide observance, which takes place annually in a new nation and include roundtable
talks with a particular subject and keynote speakers. In Nairobi, Kenya, World Habitat Day was first
observed in 1986 under the slogan “Shelter is my right.”

UN-Habitat, the UN agency in charge of cities and human settlements, organized a global
commemoration in honor of World Habitat Day on October 2, 2023 to raise awareness of the
importance of resilient and sustainable urban environments. The topic, “Resilient urban economies:
Cities as drivers of growth and recovery” focused on how cities may position their economies to benefit
their citizens through decent and sufficient housing.

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