World Habitat Day 2008

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World Habitat Day 2008
The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October each year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
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The Secretary-General's message on World Habitat Day 2008
Many of the world’s most pressing challenges – poverty, natural disasters, escalating prices for food and fuel – have important links with rapid urbanization.
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Statement of the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on the occasion of World Habitat Day 2008
Today we mark World Habitat Day at a time when the majority of the world’s people are living in towns and cities. The process is accelerating and this transformation has a direct bearing on the strategies that we must adopt to attain the Millennium Development Goals.
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World Habitat Day 2008 NEWS

Lessons, good and bad shared on World Habitat Day
Luanda - 07/10/2008

UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka joined Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and senior officials of his government on Monday for the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2008.

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Global Observance, Angola
Events around the world
Video Message
The Executive Director
Background Information
Harmonious Cities
Kids, parents and teachers
World habitat Day Brochure
Scroll of Honour Timetable
1 April - Call for submissions
31 July - submission deadline
31 August - selection of winners
6 October - award ceremony
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