The Mexican Network of Creative Cities was established in January 2020, through the signing of a Letter of Intent between the Mayors of the eight Creative Cities in Mexico and UNESCO Office in Mexico, with the aim of strengthening creation, production, distribution, dissemination, and access and participation in cultural life, as well as to establish ties of cooperation between them through the exchange of experiences, and with the commitment of developing projects aimed at consolidating social, economic and cultural change in their localities, placing creativity and culture as drivers of urban planning for sustainable development in benefit of its inhabitants.
By 2020, 8 Mexican cities are part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network:
Queretaro (Design, 2019)
San Cristobal de las Casas (Crafts and Folk Art, 2015)
Merida (Gastronomy, 2019)
Mexico City (Design, 2017)
Ensenada (Gastronomy, 2015)
Puebla (Design, 2015)
Guadalajara (Media Arts, 2017)
Morelia (Music, 2017)
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network was created in 2004 to promote cooperation between cities that identify creativity as a strategic factor in sustainable urban development. The 246 cities that currently make up the Network work together towards a common goal: to place creativity and cultural industries at the center of their local development plan and actively cooperate internationally in the field.
Parallel to the signing of the Letter of Intent to establish the Mexican Network of Creative Cities, the Municipal Meeting for the Creation of the Mexican Network of Creative Cities in Merida took place over two days, in which committees and liaisons of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Mexico participated, with the objective of sharing work schemes and methodologies for identifying strategies for the promotion of creative economy and inclusive development in the Mexican Creative Cities.
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Civil Society Organization (CSO)