From 18 to 22 July 2022, Santos will be hosting the XIV Annual Conference of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). The Conference, welcoming delegates from almost 300 cities in around 90 countries, will revolve around the theme ‘Creativity, path to equality’ and will be hosted for the first time in Latin America.
The event aims to highlight the role of culture and creativity in reducing social and economic inequalities and in the revitalization of urban spaces, promoting exchange and collaboration on the activities of the UNESCO Creative Cities, in line with UNESCO’s global priorities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
During the Conference, Santos, together with UNESCO, will be pleased to receive participants from the Network including mayors, city focal points and other city representatives, with a diverse programme composed of plenary sessions, thematic panels, the Mayors Forum, subnetwork meetings, etc., as well as a cultural programme and other additional activities.
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network
The Creative Cities Network is a UNESCO flagship city programme launched in 2004 to promote cooperation amongst cities that recognize culture and creativity as strategic factors for sustainable urban development. Currently, 295 cities belong to this network, working towards a common goal: to put creativity and cultural industries at the center of their local development plans and to work together actively on an international level.