What's on?

About: Essaouira (Morocco), a UNESCO Creative City of Music since 2019...
13 Dec 2020 to 16 Dec 2020
Media Arts
About: With the aim to respond to the impacts and challenges of the...
When: 10 Dec 2020
About: On the occasion of the World Cities Day 2020, UNESCO in the...
When: 30 Oct 2020


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. The 246 cities 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.

Read More

UCCN Mission Statement

UCCN Leaflet | Booklet (Published in 2018)

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!

Read More