UNESCO designates Baku Creative City for Design

On the occasion of World Cities’ Day, celebrated on 31 October, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated 66 new Creative Cities.

Baku has joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, which now counts a total of 246 cities. The Network brings together cities that base their development on creativity, whether in music, arts and folk crafts, design, cinema, literature, digital arts or gastronomy.

The Creative Cities Network was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The member cities that form part of the Network come from all continents and regions with different income levels and populations. They work together towards a common mission of placing creativity and the creative economy at the core of their urban development plans to make cities safe, resilient, inclusive and sustainable, in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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