Global Observances of World Habitat Day

Every year World Habitat Day is celebrated all around the world. We invite you in your country, your city, your town or your village, to celebrate this day with us.

Activities organized involved all sectors of society, including governments, non-governmental organizations, business, industry, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, media and schools.

This year the global observances will be held in Brussels, Belgium, and will be jointly hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Belgium, the European Commission and UN-HABITAT.

The theme of this year's celebration is "City-to-City Cooperation". this theme is meanly to encourage more cooperation between and among cities , as a cost-effective way of actively encouraging "lesson learned" and of improving the management capacity of cities for sustainable urbanization.

A number of dignitaries, including UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka will attend the ceremony in which UN-HABITAT Scroll of honor awards will be presented. Delegates will discuss issues relating to this year's theme .

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