Everyone has a right
to adequate shelter
World Habitat Day
5 October 2015

World Habitat Day

This year World Habitat Day will take place on 5 October 2015.  First celebrated in 1986, the day is now in its 29th year.

So ... what is world habitat day about?  It is a global awareness day which was created by the United Nations (UN) to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and everyone's right to adequate shelter.  The day is also about reminding each of us of our responsibility for the future of our own habitats.

The theme for this year is 'Public spaces for All' and we are being reminded of the importance of the need for well designed public spaces and streets throughout the world.

There are lots of ways to get involved with this year's World Habitat Day. You could organise some popular theatre to raise awareness in a fun way, or use the day to celebrate improvements in your area.  Fundraising events like football matches and musical performances are more great ways to raise money, have fun, and donate your proceeds to poor communities around the world.

You can find out about lots of other ideas and ways to get involved on the official World Habitat Day website.  You can also read about previous events and learn about this great celebration created by the United Nations.

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