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About: To mark this year’s World Cities Day, the Director-General has...
When: Monday, October 31, 2022
About: Throughout the month of November, Melbourne, a UNESCO Creative...
When: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Crafts and Folk Art
About: Trinidad, a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, organized a...
When: Friday, October 28, 2022 to Monday, October 31, 2022


The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. Almost 300 cities around the world which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.

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UCCN Mission Statement

UCCN Leaflet | Booklet (Published in 2020)

Voices of the City: UNESCO Creative Cities moving towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Published in 2019)

UNESCO Creative Cities' Response to COVID-19 (Published in 2020)

Join the Network

Join the Network and enhance your city’s creative potential for sustainable urban development, exchange know-how and cooperate on an international level!

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