Protect our habitat, life insurance

Protect our habitat, life insurance


By Cristina Belmont

Since 1986, every first Monday in October is World Habitat Day, proclaimed to be celebrated by the UN. The objective is to raise awareness about the importance of guaranteeing that the development of cities occurs in a sustainable manner and guaranteeing all citizens their right to have decent housing for the protection of their families.

The great trigger that motivated the creation of this day was that from the 1980s to the present, it has been seen how more and more people living in rural areas, abandon their homes and move to cities, with the desire of achieving a better lifestyle.

If this trend continues, it is estimated that by 2030, 60% of the entire world population will have left the fields, settling on the outskirts of cities. Without good planning, this migration can only bring depressed areas, poverty, crime, unemployment, pollution and disease.

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that a home is much more than a roof, so the theme of the celebration this year 2020 is "Housing for all, a better urban future."

At a time when we have been forced to stay in our homes to be safe, we have realized that a home has to meet some requirements, such as having enough space, allowing us to work, live, go outside to sunbathe and have the basic services that any human being must access.