The 2017 World Habitat Day (WHD) observed on 2 October
The 2017 World Habitat Day (WHD) is observed on October 2 with theme “Housing Policies: Affordable Homes” to bring attention to UN-Habitat’s mandate to promote sustainable development policies that ensure adequate shelter for all.
The purpose of 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. The United Nations (UN) has officially designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day.
Topics: Affordable housing • Human geography • Human settlement • Organizations • United Nations • United Nations Development Group • United Nations Human Settlements Programme • Urban geography • World Habitat Day