While Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh has made it to the coveted list in the ‘Music’ category, Kozhikode in Kerala has earned the place in the ‘Literature’ category.Gwalior and Kozhikode from India are among the 55 new cities which have joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.UNESCO made the announcement on its official website
These new cities were acknowledged for “their strong commitment to harnessing culture and creativity as part of their development strategies, and displaying innovative practices in human-centred urban planning”, the world body said in a statement. On World Cities Day, 55 cities joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), following their designation by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, it added. READ | ‘Lucknow deserves place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List’ While Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh has made it to the coveted list in the ‘Music’ category, Kozhikode in Kerala has earned the place in the ‘Literature’ category. UNESCO has shared the full list of the new 55 cities which include Bukhara – Crafts and Folk Art, Casablanca – Media Arts, Chongqing – Design, Kathmandu – Film, Rio de Janeiro – Literature, and Ulaanbaatar – Crafts and Folk Art.
On World Cities Day, UNESCO announced the inclusion of 55 new cities in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, designating them for their commitment to integrating culture and creativity into their development strategies and innovative human-centric urban planning practices. Gwalior, located in Madhya Pradesh, secured its place in the ‘Music’ category, while Kozhikode in Kerala was recognized in the ‘Literature’ category. The full list of these new additions includes cities like Bukhara (Crafts and Folk Art), Casablanca (Media Arts), Chongqing (Design), Kathmandu (Film), Rio de Janeiro (Literature), and Ulaanbaatar (Crafts and Folk Art), as disclosed by UNESCO on its official website. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay made these designations on the special occasion of World Cities Day.