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World Habitat Day
6 October 2014

"This year, World Habitat Day is devoted to giving a voice to slum dwellers. Often, people in the slums live in near-anonymity -- no address, no census and no idea when their living conditions will improve [...] Let us hear from people who live in slums what has worked and what has not – and what we need to do. "

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

2014 Theme: Voices from Slums

World Habitat Day 2014 logo

In Resolution 40/202 of 17 December 1985, the UN General Assembly designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day.

This year, the United Nations chose the theme ‘Voices from Slums’. The World Habitat Day 2014 campaign aims to recognize life in slums and  give a voice to slum dwellers for improving quality of living conditions in existing slums by:


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