Chennai : Earlier this week, 64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by Director- General, Irina Bokova. Chennai is the third Indian City on the list of UNESCO Creative Cities list after Jaipur and Varanasi.
They join a network at the frontline of UNESCO’s effort to foster innovation and creativity as key drivers for a more sustainable and inclusive urban development. The network also attracts growing interest from local authorities.
“These new designations showcase an enhanced diversity in city profiles and geographical balance,with cities ffom countries not previously represented in the network”, Bokova said in statement. She further added, “The cooperation framework proposed to foster candidate cities from the Africa region- a UNESCO Global Priority- has been a true success with 9 African cities now joining the Network.