Welcome new UNESCO Creative Cities!

Today, December 11, the UNESCO Creative Cities family has grown. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, has announced 47 new members of the Creative Cities Network, with nine distinguished as Cities of Literature, including Lviv, Baghdad, Barcelona, Ljubljana, Montevideo, Nottingham,  Óbidos, Tartu and Ulyanovsk ! Congratulations to our new partners!

For the full list of 47 cities newly admitted to the network, click here.

The Creative Cities Network was founded in 2004. It brings together cities that consider culture and creativity to be strategic components of their economic and urban development. The network is divided into seven subgroups: music, film, literature, media arts, folk and craft art, gastronomy and design. The aim of the network is to promote the idea of the creative economy, exchange of best practices and increase participation in cultural life.

As a reminder, Krakow earned the title of City of LIterature in October 2013. For more information about the network, go to: www.unesco.org

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