World Habitat Day 2010 - Better City Better Life World Habitat Day 4. October 2010

The United Nations has 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.

The United Nations chose the theme Better City, Better Life to highlight our collective vision of a sustainable urban world that harnesses the potential and possibilities, mitigates inequalities and disparities, and provides a home for people of all cultures and ages, both rich and poor.

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Raise awareness in your city - organize a World Habitat Day event 2010

World Habitat Day provides an excellent opportunity to highlight key human settlements issues. We would like to thank all our partners who in past years have organized awareness raising activities on the day and have described the celebrations that have taken place around the world. In 2009, over 110 activities in 48 countries were organized to advocate for better lives in towns and cities.

This year, we again call on our partners in central government, local government, civil society, the private sector and the media to take part in organizing activities to raise awareness and stimulate debate sustainable urbanization, and the important theme, Better City, Better Life. more