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About: Melbourne, a UNESCO Creative City of Literature since 2008,...
When: 30 Oct 2021
Crafts and Folk Art
About: Carrara, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art since...
When: 24 Sep 2021 to 26 Sep 2021
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When: 08 Sep 2021


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 246 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 2020)

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)

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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