UNESCO Creative Cities are committed to raise awareness of the power of creativity and innovation in building sustainable cities and to contribute to the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The 2030 Agenda outlines a vision for a more sustainable future, as one that is more equitable, inclusive, peaceful and environmentally friendly. Its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets provide guidance for policy design and implementation at the local, national and international level. 

The 2030 Agenda recognises culture and creativity as powerful drivers of sustainable development. The role of culture is particularly reflected in SDG 11 – To make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and in other SDGs on social inclusion, job creation, gender equality or environmental protection.

Learn more about the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  here.

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