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Music, a global universal language, connects people from different walks of life. It is a powerful agent of social change, reaching millions of people, raising awareness of social, economic, cultural, and environmental facets of development. Recognizing this potential, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, positions music as one of the seven creative fields to support its member cities in their common quest to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. On the occasion of the 2021 International Jazz Day, Creative Cities of Music will...
To foster exchange of good urban practices and raise awareness about the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and its mission in the South Asian region, the UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office hosted a webinar series titled “UNESCO Creative Cities Network: Channeling the Potential of South Asian Cities”. Fostering international cooperation between cities, the webinars featured sharing of good practices and innovative cases from Creative Cities worldwide. The participating cities included Hyderabad, Mumbai, Jaipur from India, Bologna (Italy), Geelong...
Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) gathers 246 cities worldwide, that have recognized culture and creativity as strategic enablers for the achievement of sustainable urban development under the 2030 Agenda. The vision of harnessing the transformative power of culture and creativity in different facets of urban governance is the driving force behind the UCCN. The cultural assets and creative vibrancy of each member city are covered under seven creative fields of the Network, namely: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film,...
On the occasion of the World Cities Day 2020, UNESCO in the framework of the UNESCO Cities Platform of which Creative Cities Network is a part of, will bring together speakers from academia, public and private sectors, and civil society for an “Urban Dialogue”, to continue the discussion on the integral and essential role of communities in building sustainable and resilient cities. This celebration will also be an opportunity for UNESCO to showcase the full range of its expertise and activities in the urban context, contributing to the...
In the framework of the UNESCO Cities Platform (UCP), the UNESCO will organize the online meeting ‘Urban Solutions: Learning from the cities’ responses to COVID-19’ on Thursday 25 June, 2020, from 1:30 to 5:00 PM CET. The UCP encompasses 8 UNESCO city Networks and Programmes from all its fields of expertise, including the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). Being at the forefront, cities have played a central role in the global response to the ongoing pandemic. Through three debates and a special session on sustainable tourism, the meeting...
Facing the COVID-19 pandemic and its various effects, cities around the world are taking actions towards the safety and health of their inhabitants. Responding to the current pandemic is a shared objective for UNESCO and all its stakeholders, including the Creative Cities Network. Given these unprecedented circumstances, a joint decision has been taken by UNESCO and Santos - the Host City of the XIV UCCN Annual Conference, to postpone the event to a later date, which was initially scheduled to take place from 13 to 17 July this year. UNESCO...
UNESCO Creative Cities of Music: Llíria (Spain), Ambon (Indonesia), Praia (Cabo Verde), Mannheim (Germany), and Bologna (Italy) have revamped ways to celebrate the International Jazz Day amidst the outbreak of COVID-19. Through different virtual and creative means, this year’s celebration also aims to send a message of hope and recovery, and allow communities to reconnect to each other through music in times of isolation. Llíria upholds music as a source of inspiration and means to overcome such trying times. On 30 April, the city will turn...
Since the adoption of the Agenda 21 for culture in 2004, UCLG United Cities and Local Governments promotes the exchange of experiences and improves mutual learning around culture and sustainable development through different activities, such as the International Award “UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21”. The Award aims at recognizing a policy, a programme or a project that explicitly includes the principles of the Agenda 21 for culture. Cities, local and regional governments are invited to apply for the category for “City/Local Government” and...
This 30 October 2019, 66 cities have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay. As laboratories of ideas and innovative practices, the UNESCO Creative Cities bring a tangible contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through innovative thinking and action. Through their commitment, cities are championing sustainable development actions that directly benefit communities at urban level. “All over the world, these cities, each in its way, make culture the pillar, not an...
Until 30 June, midnight CET, cities worldwide can submit their application to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.  Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) fosters international cooperation within and across cities of the world that have invested in culture and creativity as an accelerator of sustainable development. Today the Network brings together 180 cities from 72 countries from all regions of the world. The UNESCO Creative Cities have a common mission: placing creativity and cultural industries at...