Open call to host global celebration #WorldHabitatDay 2019
It will be held on 7th October
- February 08, 2019 09:30
- Monika Dimitrova
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. The United Nations has designated every first Monday of October as World Habitat Day (WHD). UN-Habitat is the coordinating agency in the United Nations system to organize the annual global observation of the World Habitat Day, together with the host city. UN-Habitat is inviting cities to express their interest in hosting the global observation of the 2019 World Habitat Day which will be held on 7 October 2019. As an open public event, the WHD also aims raising awareness and media coverage of the host city and theme of the WHD. The host for World Habitat Day is the selected city together with UN-Habitat.
The winners are selected each year through a Call for Nomination executed by UN-Habitat with the selection of a maximum of 5 winning initiatives. The host is encouraged to use the occasion to recognize best practices in the country and to promote significant new urban policies, programmes, or initiatives towards sustainable urbanization with submitting nominees from the region. The winners will receive a plaque engraved with the name of the winner and will be presented during the Global Observance of the World Habitat Day celebrations.
To host the Global Observation of the WHD in 2019 a cash contribution of USD 350,000. The contribution will serve for the planning, mobilizing stakeholders, travel, outreach activities, website, social media, design, communication, editing, programme, operations support, reporting and evaluation. It will also support the travel of the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour winners. Ultimately it will support the overall advocacy and communication of WHD in various regions of the world.