The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The theme of this year is ‘Housing for All, A better urban Future. Focus of this year theme is, to promote the contribution of innovative technologies to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 16. The event focuses on the state of human settlements and people’s right to sufficient shelter. It also aims to remind people that they are responsible for the habitat of future generations.
History and Significance-
World Habitat Day was first celebrated in 1986 with the theme ‘Shelter is my Right.’ Nairobi was the host city for the observance that year. The global observation of the world Habitat Day 2020 will be hosted by the government of Indonesia.
What is ‘17 Sustainable Goals’?
To provide a basic infrastructure including health, roads, education and development UN Assembly targeted 17 goals in each county.
- No poverty.
- Zero hunger.
- Good health and well being.
- Quality education.
- Gender equality.
- Clean water and sanitation.
- Affordable and clean energy.
- Decent work and economic growth.
- Industry, innovation and infrastructure.
- Sustainable cities and communities.
- Climate Action.
- Life below water.
- Life in land.
- Peace and Justice strong institutions.
- Partnerships to achieve the goal.
- Responsible consumption and production.
- Reduced inequality.
Prime Motive to observe the Day-
- Emphasizing the development, improvement and resulting status of urbanization.
- Organizing social events like debate, quizzers and other forms of competitions to raise awareness.
- To achieve UN sustainable Goals for better future and health.
- Educating and mobilizing individuals and communities to take action on global crisis.
- To provide shelter refugees and homeless people.
“Our aim is to convince the world’s leaders that our cities, towns and villages need to be healthy, safe, just and sustainable.” » Wally N’Dow
“I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that’s habitat destruction.” » Steve Irwin
“Our work seeks to focus attention on the necessity of developing security for the global village, meeting its need for clean air, water, food and a healthy habitat, as well as fostering clarity of vision on cooperation and development.” — Rosalie Bertell
“So much of the habitat destruction and pollution is based on the simple principle that we somehow have been given free license over other species to degrade the planet.” » Greg Graffin
“The current massive degradation of habitat and extinction of species is taking place on a catastrophically short timescale, and their effects will fundamentally reset the future evolution of the planet’s biota.” » National Academy of Sciences
“Without habitat, there is no wildlife. It’s that simple.” » Wildlife Habitat Canada
On this occasion of World Habit Day we must all remember our first and foremost duty to save the environmental beauty. Wish you a very happy World Habitat Day.
Human life is dependent on the natural habitat. It provides us with food, love and life. Protect and save it on this day. Wish you a very happy World Habitat Day.
Look deep into the nature and then you will learn to understand everything better. Wish you a very happy World Habitat Day.
Remember to cherish the natural world on this occasion because not only are we a part of it, we also depend on it. Best wishes on this World Habitat Day.
The ones who think and believe enough to think that they can change the world are the only ones that change the world. Wish you a very happy World Habitat Day.
Biggest issue and problem that our mother Earth is facing is habitat destruction. Take a part and help to save it. Best wishes on this World Habitat Day.
We cannot save our world with the same practice that we used to do when we created it. Change your lifestyle and save the world. Wish you a very happy World Habitat Day.