Goals supporting this initiative

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Contact Information

habitatbkk@un.org

Location

Central World

999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District
Bangkok
Bangkok 10330
Thailand

21 October 2020 - 25 October 2020

About the initiative

Urban October

Home is where the heart is.

Join the UN in Thailand and partners in spreading the message that housing is more than just a roof. Where we live inherently shapes our identity. And yet for 5.9 million households in Thailand, having a home is not always assured

Adequate housing is central to providing shelter against safety and health risks. It is an essential condition of living in dignity, and the basis for belonging and wellbeing, and a key for access to public spaces, job opportunities, hospitals, schools and food.

This year in Thailand, multiple stakeholders are collaborating to respond to the current crisis, share solutions and create cities of the future for everyone. Join us in sharing your story from your home, street or neighbourhood in raising awareness to the issue of #Housing4All.

Inclusive, affordable and adequate housing is the central to transforming the #CityWeNeed and communities and making them resilient, and to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 and all the SDGs. The time to act is now.

About Urban October

The UN and governments around the world recognize urbanization and livelihood as key thematic challenges of the 21st century. Urban October is an opportunity for everyone to be part of the conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by the fast rate of change in our cities and towns. Each October, everyone interested in sustainable urbanization from national and local governments to universities, NGOs and communities is encouraged to hold or participate in activities, events, and discussions. 

For further information, please refer to the Urban October event toolkit or contact UN-Habitat Bangkok Office at habitatbkk@un.org to find out how you can organize an event. 

 

How can I participate?

On Facebook

  • Take on the challenge from Urban Creature and share a photo on Facebook from your home, street or neighbourhood in the past or from the present. 
  • Share the challenge with your friends to help to raise awareness on #HousingForAll.

On Instagram

  • Take on the challenge from Urban Creature and share a photo on Instagram from your home, street or neighbourhood in the past or from the present. 
  • Share the challenge with your friends to help to raise awareness on #HousingForAll.