The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The Day is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. Building on last year’s theme “Municipal Solid Waste Management” which focused mainly on managing garbage, the focus of this year’s World Habitat Day is promoting the contribution of innovative frontier technologies to sustainable waste management to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 11: inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable cities. Going beyond solid waste this includes all waste produced by human activity (solid, liquid, domestic, industrial, and commercial), which continues to have a devastating impact on climate change, public health, and the environment.
By UN News. October 7, 2019.