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World Habitat Day

Taking place on the first Monday in October every year.

Reflecting on the state of human settlements and the basic right to shelter.

Updated 2 months ago

The United Nations designated the first Monday in October every year as World Habitat Day "to reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter for all".

The day is also intended "to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat".

Our feature article Cities: our urban world can give you background information and teaching ideas. 

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United Nations