Nairobi, 2 July 2018—UN-Habitat on Monday launched calls for submissions for 2018 Scroll of Honour Award, the first time it is doing so after a 5-year hiatus.

The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award was launched in 1989 and is one of the most prestigious human settlements award in the world. It aims to acknowledge initiatives which have made outstanding contributions in the field of human settlements, provision of housing, highlighting the plight of people living in poverty or who have been displaced, developing and improving human settlements and the quality of urban life to leave no one behind echoing the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 with emphasis on Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

The award, a plaque engraved with the name of the winner, will be presented during the Global Observance of World Habitat Day on 1 October 2018. The deadline for submitting entries for the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for this year is 28 August 2018.