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About: For the fourth consecutive year, Košice, a UNESCO Creative City...
When: Sunday, October 16, 2022 to Friday, December 16, 2022
About: On 15 September, Dubai, a UNESCO Creative City of Design since...
When: Thursday, September 15, 2022
About: From 15 to 17 September 2022 Gaziantep, a UNESCO Creative City...
When: Thursday, September 15, 2022 to Saturday, September 17, 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. 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.

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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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