World Habitat Day 2007
World Habitat Day 2007
The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of human settlements 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.

The Global Observance of this year’s World Habitat Day will take place in The Hague in The Netherlands. Major celebrations will also take place in Monterrey in Mexico.

World Habitat Day 2007 NEWS

Grand finale for World Habitat Day in Monterrey, Mexico
Monterrey - 08/10/2007

World Habitat Day 2007 closed in a grand finale on Friday in theMexican city of Monterrey as part of the Universal Forum of Cultures.
This occasion marked the end of a week of activities all around the world that began in The Hague on 1 October.

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The Secretary-General's message on the occasion of World Habitat Day
We are at the dawn of a new urban era. Half of humanity now live in towns and cities. It is estimated that by 2030, two-thirds of the world’s people will be urban dwellers.
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The Executive Director's message on the occasion of World Habitat Day
Urban crime and violence are today at the top of the agenda for those committed to sustainable urban development. Ask any woman: Crime is the number one worry, the biggest concern of all people in cities, particularly in the poorest neighbourhoods.
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World Habitat Day 2007 EVENTS

State of Safety in World Cities
Monterrey, Mexico

International Conference on the State of Safety in World Cities 2007 Monterrey Forum of Cultures, 1-5 October 2007 Cintermex Convention Centre, Monterrey, Mexico.

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Global Observance
The Hague,the Netherlands
Global Observance Monterrey, Mexico
2007 Scroll of Honour Award Winners
Events around the world 2007 New
Competitions New
Video and Audio
The Executive Director’s Message
View Details Habitat Debate Vol. 13, No. 3, A safe city is a just city
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