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About: This 30 October 2019, 66 cities have been designated as UNESCO...
When: 30 Oct 2019
About: Istanbul was selected as the Host City of the XV UNESCO...
When: 05 Sep 2019
About: From 29 July to 9 August 2019, slam poets from Creative Cities...
29 Jul 2019 to 09 Aug 2019


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 180 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 2018)

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

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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