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November 1, 2023

On World Cities Day, 55 New Cities have joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Unesco Creative Cities

Paris, October 31, 2023 — UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has designated 55 cities to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) on World Cities Day. UNESCO recognized these new cities for their dedication to utilizing culture and creativity in their development strategies, as well as for their innovative approaches to human-centered urban planning. It brings the total number of cities in the network to 350, spanning over a hundred countries and seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts, and Music.

The new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network are:

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network has added 55 new cities on World Cities Day, taking the total number of cities 350 across seven creative fields. The newly designated cities, recognized for their innovative approaches to human-centered urban planning and utilizing culture and creativity in their development strategies, will cooperate with network members to strengthen their resilience in the face of evolving threats such as climate change, rising inequality, and rapid urbanization.

These newly joined cities can participate in the 2024 UCCN Annual Conference under the theme “Bringing Youth to the table for the next decade.”

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay applauded the creative cities for their leading role in enhancing access to culture and galvanizing the power of creativity for urban resilience and development.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has lauded UNESCO’s decision to include two Indian cities in its Creative Cities Network. Kozhikode has been designated as the ‘City of Literature,’ while Gwalior has been recognized as the ‘City of Music.’

Prime Minister Modi expressed his delight at this achievement and congratulated the people of Kozhikode and Gwalior. He emphasized that this recognition highlights India’s rich cultural heritage and demonstrates its commitment to preserving and promoting its diverse traditions.

According to the Prime Minister, these accolades result from the collective efforts of every individual who has contributed to nurturing and sharing India’s unique cultural narratives.

Source: UNESCO


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