You are here



World Habitat Day
October 5, 2015

World Habitat Day raises awareness of the fact that adequate housing is sorely lacking for so many around the world, and motivates us to take action in response. Recognition of World Habitat Day begins on the first Monday of October.

Read more

International Youth Day 

August 12, 2014
Several Latin America and Caribbean countries conducted volunteer activities with young people to highlight the need for safe and affordable housing. 

Read more


Forum on Adequate Housing in Latin America and the Caribbean

Bogotá, Colombia. September 2012
In this regional event, participants from civil organizations, NGOs, government representatives, the private sector and academia came together to seek solutions for the most prominent housing issues in the region. The event included participation and support from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) and others.

For more information, visit, or contact


International Volunteer Day
The United Nations has established December 5 of each year as the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development. At Habitat for Humanity, we use this opportunity to celebrate the growing spirit of volunteerism that is spreading throughout the world