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Srinagar joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)

Srinagar joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Srinagar as a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). Srinagar becomes the sixth Indian city to achieve this distinction. prior to this, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Varanasi and Jaipur were designated as a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).

  • The Srinagar city was designated the creative city in the field of Crafts and Folk Arts, earlier Jaipur was designated in the same category.
  • With this, the total number of creative cities in the world has reached 295.

UNESCO Creative Cities Network

  • In 2014, UNESCO launched a project named UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
  • the main purpose of this is to promote cooperation among cities which recognized creativity as a strategic factor in their urban development.
  • the creative cities are selected in seven fields such as Craft, Folk Art, Media Arts, Film Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music.

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