Srinagar: UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Srinagar: UNESCO Creative Cities Network


  • Lately, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Srinagar as a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).
  • Srinagar is the sixth megacity in India to achieve this feat after Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Varanasi and Jaipur.


  • The megacity of Srinagar has been designated as a creative megacity in the field of crafts and folk trades. It’s the alternate megacity in India in this order after Jaipur.
  • It’ll not only give global recognition to the megacity of Srinagar but will also help in transnational backing, collaboration with craft universities and’ Pitching Craft ‘in the form of product creation.
  • With this the capital of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinagar) has joined the club of 295′ Creative Cities Network ‘in the world.
  • Every time operations are invited by UNESCO to include colorful metropolises of the world in its ‘UCCN Project’. In India, these operations are transferred through the Ministry of Culture.

UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)

  • It was started in the time 2004.
  • It aims to” promote collaboration among metropolises that fete creativity as a strategic factor in their civic development.”
  • The ideal of Sustainable Development Thing-11 is related to sustainable metropolises and communities.
  • The network includes seven creative sectors Crafts and Folk Trades, Media Trades, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music.

Metropolises in India included in UCCN

  • Jaipur- Crafts and Folk Art (2015).
  • Varanasi-The Creative City of Music (2015).
  • Chennai-The Creative City of Music (2017).
  • Mumbai-Film (2019).
  • Hyderabad-Gastronomy (2019).
  • Srinagar- Crafts and Folk Art (2021)


  • It’s a technical agency of the United Nations (UN). It strives to establish peace through transnational cooperation in the fields of education, wisdom and culture.
  • It was established in the time 1945 and it’s headquarter is located in Paris (France).

Major Enterprise of UNESCO

  • Man and Biosphere Program
  • World Heritage Program
  • Global Geo Park Network
  • Network of Creative Metropolises
  • Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger


  • UNESCO Science Report
  • Global Education Monitoring Report
  • State of the Education Report in India

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