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 theme of this year’s World Habitat Day on Monday is "A safe city is a just city". The United Nations chose this year’s theme in order to raise awareness and encourage reflection on the mounting threats to
urban safety and social justice, particularly urban crime and violence,forced eviction and insecurity of tenure, as well as natural and human-made disasters.
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 on 4 October 2007.