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World Habitat Day observed on October 1

Published on October 03, 2018
The World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday in October all over the world.
World Habitat Day observed on October 1
  • This year it was observed on 1 October 2018 with theme 'Municipal Solid Waste Management'.
  • The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of cities and towns and basic human right to adequate shelter.
  • It also aims to remind the world of its collective responsibility for habitat of future generations.
  • This year's theme aims to highlight the issue of solid waste management as a global issue that affects everyone.
  • It seeks to bring change in public attitudes to minimize waste and stop littering, regularization of informal waste pickers, increase recycling and reusing, solid waste planning including adequate landfill sites to improve current state of solid waste management in cities across the world and save money to become 'Waste-Wise Cities'.

A look in the history:

  • The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day.
  • The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through Resolution 40/202 in 1985 and was first celebrated in 1986.
  • Since then it is observed each year with a new theme to promote sustainable development policies that ensure adequate shelter for all.


Q. When is the World Habitat Day observed every year all over the world?
a. First Monday in Octoberb. First Monday in August
c. First Monday in November
d. First Monday in January
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