The UNESCO Creative Cities Network has the following objectives:

  • Strengthen international cooperation between cities that have recognized creativity as a strategic factor in their sustainable development

  • Stimulate and strengthen initiatives led by member cities to make creativity an essential component of urban development, including through partnerships involving the public and private sectors and civil society

  • Strengthen the creation, production, distribution and dissemination of cultural activities, goods and services

  • Develop hubs of creativity and innovation and broaden opportunities for creators and professionals in the cultural sector

  • Improve access to and participation in cultural life, as well as the enjoyment of cultural goods and services, in particular for marginalized or vulnerable groups and individuals

  • Fully integrate culture and creativity into local development strategies and plans