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Auckland Added To UNESCO’s Creative Cities List

Auckland Added To UNESCO’s Creative Cities List

Auckland has joined 17 other cities in the world on the list of UNESCO Creative Cities as a significant hub for music.

On October 31, 64 cities from 44 countries have been added to the list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Creative Cities network.

It was created in 2004 to promote cooperation among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.

The 116 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective of placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.

Auckland Council endorsed a bid by Recorded Music NZ in mid-March this year.

Dunedin is already part of the network, in recognition of its literature, not music.