This issue of special edition of the newsletter provides information on the celebration of the World Habitat Day in Kosovo. United Nations designated the first Monday in October every year as World Habitat Day (WHD), 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. This year’s theme “A safe city is a just city” has been chosen 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. At this day various activities were held in different parts of Kosovo, organised jointly by municipalities and UN-HABITAT’s Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme “Better Cities Together”. The focus of the activities was on looking for ideas which can be implemented through cooperation with various stakeholders and would lead to increased safety of women and children; safer public spaces open to various social, ethnic, and age groups; safer school environments and disaster prevention. More information on awareness raising activities organised on the day, you can find onward this newsletter.
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