In 1982, the General Assembly proclaimed 1987 as the International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. The objectives were to improve the shelter situation of the poor and disadvantaged at both individual and community levels, particularly in developing countries, and to demonstrate means of continuing those efforts as ongoing national programs beyond 1987.
In a number of countries special programmes were developed to increase the awareness of the problems of human settlements and call for action to achieve adequate shelter for all.
General Assembly Resolution
Article 'Building for the homeless' in UN Chronicle, August 1987.
All the International Years proclaimed by the General Assembly.