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From 17 to 21 October, the Creative City of Nassau, led by Creative Nassau, participated in its peer's International Ceramics Fair, Jingdezhen, whose event is world renowned. 
From 17 to 21 October, the Creative City of Nassau, led by Creative Nassau, participated in its peer's International Ceramics Fair, Jingdezhen, whose event is world renowned. 
From 24 to 27 September, Paducah, United States of America, hosted representatives from eight UNESCO Creative Cities, as well as special guests, for the first Annual Meeting of the Crafts and Folk Art sub-network. The holding of this encounter gave the opportunities for member cities to exchange best practices and to discover more about Paducah’s creative culture.
UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, designated the Italian poet and writer Maria Francesca Merloni as Goodwill Ambassador for Creative Cities on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at a ceremony held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.   
The Italian Creative City of Crafts and Folk, Fabriano, has been selected to host the Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2019.
Eight UNESCO Creative Cities have entered to compete in the 33rd Annual Spring QuiltWeek of the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) in Paducah, a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art.
The Ecuadorian City of Crafts & Folk Art takes a multi-disciplinary approach, engaging citizens and creators in a dialogue on development and culture, while rewriting the rules of its urban landscape.
From 21 January to 11 February, the third Triennale of Kogei (Crafts) will be held in Kanazawa, Japan, a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art. The event will offer two parallel exhibitions:
Since its designation in 2013, Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, led by the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), actively contributes to the promotion of the Network’s objectives and values. Acting as the CVB Executive Director, Mary Hammond has been appointed to serve as representative of state and local interests to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO through December 2018.
Nassau, the first and only UNESCO Creative City in the Bahamas, redoubles its efforts toward integrating culture and creativity within its plans of urban regeneration. Resulting from a collaboration between the Inter-American Development Bank and Creative Nassau, forming together the Nassau Urban Lab, the “Central Nassau Urban Regeneration Plan” aims at utilizing Central Nassau’s natural and cultural assets to rejuvenate this area and create an economically successful, sustainable, diverse and interconnected community.