World Habitat Day 2022

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Overview:

The United Nations observes the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day.

About World Habitat Day 2022:

  • This year, World Habitat Day will be observed on October 3.
  • Theme:  “Mind the Gap. Leave No One and Place Behind”. 
  • It seeks to draw attention to the growing inequalities and vulnerabilities in cities and human settlements that have been exacerbated by the triple ‘C’ crises — COVID-19, climate and conflict.

 

History: 

  • The day came into existence with a resolution by the UN General Assembly in 1985.
  • World Habitat Day was first celebrated in 1986 in Nairobi, Kenya, with the theme ‘Shelter is my right’.

  • Source : PIB