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About: Urban centers are at the forefront of sustainable development....
When: Friday, November 3, 2023
About: On World Cities Day, 55 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities...
When: Thursday, November 2, 2023
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When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023


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

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)

UNESCO Creative Cities' response to COVID-19: from immediate action to long-term recovery (Published in 2022) 

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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