UNESCO designates Mumbai and Hyderabad as member of UCCN

UNESCO has designated Mumbai as a member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the field of FILM and Hyderabad in the field of GASTRONOMY. The 7 categories for recognition under UCCN are Crafts and Folk Arts, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Music, Media Arts and Literature.

Previously, 3 Indian cities were recognized as members of UCCN, namely- Jaipur-Crafts and Folk Arts(2015), Varanasi-Creative city of Music (2015), Chennai-Creative city of Music(2017). UCCN, created in 2004, is a network of cities which are thriving, active centres of cultural activities in their respective countries. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network now counts a total of 246 cities.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RBI Grade ‘B’ 2019:

  • UNESCO President: Audrey Azoulay; Founded: 16 November 1945.
  • Headquarters: Paris, France.

Source: The News on AIR

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