IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs: UNESCO Creative Cities Network

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IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs: UNESCO Creative Cities Network

IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the civil services (CS) preliminary examination on June 18 this year. It is one of the most esteemed and toughest exams in the country. With a success rate of 0.1- 0.3 percent of the total percentage of candidates who apply, it is really difficult to nail the examination.

As you know, On 28th March 2017, we have shared IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on current affairs which will help you prepare for your upcoming examination. Here is the topic that we have discussed on 7th April, Click on the link below to explore

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As promised, today we are going to continue with the Twelfth topic i.e UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Let us provide you the brief explanation of the said topic.

 

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UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and 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: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.

By joining the Network, cities commit to sharing their best practices and developing partnerships involving the public and private sectors as well as civil society in order to:

  • 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, in particular for marginalized or vulnerable groups and individuals;
  • Fully integrate culture and creativity into sustainable development plans.

The Network covers seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music.

The Creative Cities Network is a privileged partner of UNESCO, not only as a platform for reflection on the role of creativity as a lever for sustainable development but also as a breeding ground of action and innovation, notably for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Two Indian cities for first time have been designated as members of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN).

  1. Varanasi City (Uttar Pradesh): It has been added in the City of Music category of network and
  2. Jaipur City (Rajasthan): It has been added in the City of Crafts and Folk Art category of network.

Over here we conclude our article on IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs. Stay tuned with us for the rest of the topic that we will discuss day by day. 

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