December 2017 issue
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11th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee to take place December 12 to 15
The 11th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee will take place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris December 12 to 15, 2017. It will be an opportunity for the Parties to discuss best practices for implementing the Convention—particularly in the digital age—and new issues they are facing.
The meeting documents are available on the UNESCO website.
64 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
On October 31, 2017, 64 cities in 44 countries were designated UNESCO Creative Cities by Director-General Irina Bokova. The network includes in particular Québec City (Creative City of Literature), Montréal (Creative City of Design), and Toronto (Creative City of Media Design). Designed to make innovation and creativity central to new urban strategies for sustainable and inclusive development, the Creative Cities Network now numbers 180 cities in 72 countries.
Turkey recently ratified the Convention
This addition brings the number of Partie to 146: 145 states and 1 regional economic integration organisation.
Cultural policies and measures: Best practices
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