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World Habitat Day 2018 (Municipal Solid Waste Management)

The United Nations General Assembly designated the first Monday of the month of October of every year as the World Habitat Day. The purpose was to promote the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live. The first Habitat Day was celebrated in 1986.

This year, the World Habitat Day falls on Monday, Oct. 01st .The purpose is to make everyone join together as one global network in communicating the message that every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future, and that a decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, health and success that might have been part of a family’s life for years, and in many cases for generations.

Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.


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Themes of World Habitat Day

Theme of 1986 was “Shelter is My Right”.

Theme of 1987 was “Shelter for the Homeless”.

Theme of 1988 was “Shelter and Community”.

Theme of 1989 was “Shelter, Health and the Family”.

Theme of 1990 was “Shelter and Urbanization”.

Theme of 1991 was “Shelter and the Living Environment”.

Theme of 1992 was “Shelter and Sustainable Development”.

Theme of 1993 was “Women and Shelter Development”.

Theme of 1994 was “Home and the Family”.

Theme of 1995 was “Our Neighbourhood”.

Theme of 1996 was “Urbanization, Citizenship and Human Solidarity”.

Theme of 1997 was “Future Cities”.

Theme of 1998 was “Safer Cities”.

Theme of 1999 was “Cities for All”.

Theme of 2000 was “Women in Urban Governance”.

Theme of 2001 was “Cities without Slums”.

Theme of 2002 was “City-to-City Cooperation”.

Theme of 2003 was “Water and Sanitation for Cities”.

Theme of 2004 was “Cities – Engines of Rural Development”.

Theme of 2005 was “The Millennium Development Goals and the City”.

Theme of 2006 was “Cities, magnets of hope”.

Theme of 2007 was “A safe city is a just city”.

Theme of 2008 was “Harmonious Cities”.

Theme of 2009 was “Planning our urban future”.

Theme of 2010 was “Better City, Better Life”.

Theme of 2011 was “Cities and Climate Change”.

Theme of 2012 was “Changing Cities, Building Opportunities”.

Theme of 2014 was “Voices from Slums”.

Theme of 2015 was “Public Spaces for All”.

Theme of 2016 was “Housing at the Centre”.

Theme of 2017 was Housing policies  : Affordable Homes”.

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  • Comment Link Mohomed Shakir Wednesday, 13 December 2017 15:27 posted by Mohomed Shakir

    I am 38 years old married person having 2 little kids. I don't have own house. I am seeking opportunity to get a house from your good office. May God shower bless over you.

    Mohomed Shakir

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