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The UNESCO Creative Cities Network XII Annual Meeting held in Krakow and Katowice (Poland) from 12 to 15 June 2018 saw the adoption of a “Mayor’s Declaration”, focusing on how to advance the implementation of the United Nations Agenda 2030 in cities through culture, a key objective of the Network. Over 350 participants, including over 50 mayors and deputy mayors from across the globe, reaffirmed their cities’ commitment to achieving the SDGs, and the SDG 11 in particular, through targeted policies and strategies. “In Medellín we...
On 30 April 2016, UNESCO will be celebrating the 5th edition of the International Jazz Day, which will be hosted by Washington, D.C. On this occasion, the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has highlighted “ […] the power of music to build peace and bring together people of all cultures and backgrounds ”. On the same beat, the Creative Cities of Music of Katowice, Hannover and Salvador join forces to pay a world-wide tribute to jazz music respectively with the Katowice JazzArt Festival, the Tom Kölling...