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.
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
The 2023 Call for Applications is now open !
Join the Network and enhance your city’s creative potential for sustainable urban development, exchange know-how and cooperate on an international level!