The use of UNESCO logo is governed by the Directives concerning the use of the name, acronym, logo and Internet domain names of UNESCO, available online on UNESCO Website.
Cities designated by the Director-General of UNESCO as UNESCO Creative Cities are authorised to use the specific logo produced by UNESCO for each city, according to the conditions described below.
The use of the UNESCO Creative City logo is only granted to the Municipalities and the official departments and/or bodies designated by them to promote activities and partnerships having a direct link with the implementation of the objectives of the Mission Statement of the Network. Events and project organizers authorised by UNESCO to use the UNESCO Creative City logos, as indicated above, cannot authorise third parties to use the logo in any form whatsoever.
Communication materials bearing the UNESCO Creative City logos that are produced by events and project organizers must include the following disclaimer: “[name of organizer] is responsible for the choice and the presentation of the facts and opinions in this [document title], which are not necessarily those of UNESCO and do not commit the Organization”.
UNESCO Creative City logos must not be used for commercial purposes. The sale of goods and services bearing the UNESCO Creative City logo is considered to be commercial and is therefore not allowed.
Member cities are requested to inform UNESCO before publishing any communication piece including the Creative Cities logo, and send a copy of these elements to creativecities(at)unesco.org