More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day.
This year on Monday, 2 October, Habitat joined with our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right of everyone to adequate shelter. Habitat International asks all affiliates, national organizations, partners and supporters to 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 home opens the door to improved health, better performance in school, greater economic opportunities, women empowerment, and increased community cohesion. For activities celebrating World Habitat Day all around the world , please visit www.habitat.org/whd for details.
To celebrate World Habitat Day 2017, and highlight the importance of a home and to raise awareness of the role that decent, affordable shelter plays in helping families escape poverty, we have run a photography contest, please check out the winners here: ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’Photo Contest