From 6 to 8 June 2016, UNESCO – in cooperation with the People’s Government of the Beijing Municipality and with the support of the National Commission of China for UNESCO – is organizing the Second UNESCO Creative Cities Beijing Summit, on the theme of “UNESCO Creative Cities Network: a lever for sustainable urban development”, in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
In the framework of the Culture and Sustainable Urban Development Initiative, launched by UNESCO to nourish the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Creative Cities Beijing Summit aims to position the Network as a key programme to achieve the cities’ sustainable development.
Mayors and policy-makers of the UCCN, academics and experts from all over the world will gather at this event, which will serve as a dialogue and discussion platform for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. By focusing on research and policy-making, they will explore innovative and effective ways of fully integrating culture and creativity into local development strategies and plans.
This summit will also support the UNESCO’s contribution to the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat-III), which will take place in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016.
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