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Cities Appointed to the Network

    Appointed cities are entitled to use UNESCO’s name and logo under the terms and conditions of UNESCO’s graphic charter.

    Duration of Membership in the Creative Cities Network:

    Cities join the network for an unlimited period of time and may leave it at any moment upon notifying UNESCO.

    Cities have to inform UNESCO on an annual basis of the progress made in the implementation of policies and activities, both locally and internationally and in cooperation with other cities.

    If after two written reminders, a city does not submit this information or, if it appears that a city no longer fulfils its commitments, UNESCO may invite the city to leave the network.

    After leaving the network, a city is no longer entitled to mention its membership to the network in its communication materials and may no longer use UNESCO’s name and logo.

    UNESCO Cities of Literature
    Edinburgh, UK
    Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Melbourne, Australia
    Dublin, Ireland

    UNESCO Cities of Film
    Bradford, UK
    Sydney, Australia

    UNESCO Cities of Music
    Bologna, Italy
    Ghent, Belgium
    Glasgow, UK
    Seville, Spain

    UNESCO Cities of Crafts and Folk Art
    Aswan, Egypt
    Kanazawa, Japan
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
    Icheon, Republic of Korea

    UNESCO Cities of Design
    Berlin, Germany
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Kobe, Japan
    Montreal, Canada
    Nagoya, Japan
    Shenzhen, PRC
    Seoul,Republic of Korea
    Saint-Etienne, France
    Graz, Austria

    UNESCO City of Media Arts
    Lyon, France

    UNESCO City of Gastronomy
    Popayan, Colombia
    Chengdu, PRC
    Östersund, Sweden


    • 04-08-2011
    Reykjavik designated as UNESCO Creative City