World Habitat Day 

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Dates of World Habitat Day 
2024 United Nations Monday, October 7thWorld Habitat Day 
2023 United Nations Monday, October 2ndWorld Habitat Day 
2022 United Nations Monday, October 3rdWorld Habitat Day 
2021 United Nations Monday, October 4thWorld Habitat Day 
2020 United Nations Monday, October 5thWorld Habitat Day 
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Habitat Day 

International Housing Day (World Habitat Day). It falls on the first Monday of October every year. It was started to solve problems that may arise in the living conditions of people in different settlements. The holiday was created in 1986.

The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our habitats, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The Day 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.

In 1985 the United Nations designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.

History

World Habitat Day was first celebrated in 1986 with the theme “Shelter is My Right”. Nairobi was the host city for the observance that year. Other previous themes have included: “Shelter for the Homeless” (1987, New York); “Shelter and Urbanization” (1990, London); “Future Cities” (1997, Bonn); “Safer Cities” (1998, Dubai); “Women in Urban Governance” (2000, Jamaica); “Cities without Slums” (2001, Fukuoka), “Water and Sanitation for Cities” (2003, Rio de Janeiro), "Planning our Urban Future" (2009, Washington, D.C.), "Better City, Better Life" (2010, Shanghai, China) and Cities and Climate Change (2011, Aguascalientes, Mexico).

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