World Habitat Day

01 Oct 2012

This week, the Ash class are learning all about their Local Habitat to celebrate World Habitat Day.


What is World Habitat Day?

The United Nations designated the first Monday in October every year as World Habitat Day “to reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter for all”. The Day is also intended “to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat”.

The theme for 2012 is Changing Cities, Building Opportunities, because “cities are the engines of growth” and “it is in cities that many realise their dreams of a better life”. For further information, visit the UN Habitat website at and choose World Habitat Day from the Events section. There is also a website, I’m a City Changer, which includes stories of people who have worked to change their city for the better.

To find teaching resources to help you mark World Habitat Day in your school, browse through the ones listed under the topic Homes and Homelessness.



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