UNESCO picks Srinagar as creative city

What is the News?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) has selected Srinagar as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) under the Crafts and Folk Arts category.

What is the UNESCO Creative Cities Network?

UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was launched in 2004 to promote cooperation among cities which recognized creativity as a major factor in their urban development.

Aim: To foster mutual international cooperation with and between member cities committed to invest in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion and cultural vibrancy.

Categories:  The Network covers seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music.

Cities: The network now includes 295 cities covering around 90 countries.

Which Indian cities apart from Srinagar are part of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)?

Chennai and Varanasi – Cities of music; 

Jaipur – City of crafts and folk arts; 

Mumbai – City of film and 

Hyderabad – City of gastronomy.

Source: This post is based on the following articles: 

  • UNESCO picks Srinagar as creative city published in The Hindu on 9th November 2021.
  • PM expresses happiness over Srinagar joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)” published in PIB on 9th November 2021.
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