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December 20, 2014

28 Cities Join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Photo: Graz, Austria - UNESCO City of Design. A balloon flying in the city. Photo Credit: ciscommunity.

UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Photo: Bradford, England - UNESCO City of Film. Photo Credit: Vassilena Valchanova.

UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Photo: Bologna, Italy - UNESCO City of Music. A concert in progress. Photo Credit: Revol Web/Carlotta Piccinini.

UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Photo: Curitiba, Brazil - UNESCO City of Design. Oscar Niemeyer Museum. Photo Credit: whl.travel.

UNESCO Creative Cities Network

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Photo: Lyon, France - UNESCO City of Media Arts. The banks of the Rhone - Back home. Photo Credit: Dominique Chanut.

UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, designated 28 cities from 19 countries, as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Launched in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The network aims to foster international cooperation between cities committed to investing in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion and enhanced influence of culture in the world.

The following cities are new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network:

“The UNESCO Creative Cities Network is a tremendous tool for cooperation, it reflects our commitment to support an amazing creative and innovative potential to broaden the avenues of sustainable development,” said UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova.

By joining the Network, cities commit to collaborate and develop partnerships with a view to promoting creativity and cultural industries, to share best practices, to strengthen participation in cultural life, and to integrate culture in economic and social development plans.

The Network covers seven thematic areas: Craft and Folk Arts, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. It aims to promote international cooperation and encourage the sharing of experiences and resources in order to promote local development through culture and creativity.

(GlobalGiants.Com is promoting UNESCO Creative Cities Network under UNESCO auspices.)

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