July 24, 2021

Trinidad de Cuba, One of UNESCO’s 66 New Creative Cities (+photos)

Since this October 30, two Cuban cities are part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Trinidad was chosen for its crafts and folkart and Havana for its music

Trinidad, unesco creative city
Last year, Trinidad became the first Cuban city to be registered as World Crafts City.
(Photo: ACN).

The ancient city of Trinidad, located in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, was designated this 30 October 2019 —along with other 65 cities from around the world—, as a UNESCO Creative City by the Director-General of that organization, Audrey Azoulay.

According to https://en.unesco.org, the UNESCO Creative Cities bring a tangible contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through innovative thinking and action. Through their commitment, cities are championing sustainable development actions that directly benefit communities at urban level.

Trinidad, unesco creative city
Craft works originated in Trinidad, Cuba, have become renowned both in the island and abroad. (Photo: Oscar Alfonso Sosa / ACN).

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network now counts a total of 246 cities.

The member cities that form part of the Network come from all continents and regions with different income levels and populations. They work together towards a common mission: placing creativity and the creative economy at the core of their urban development plans to make cities safe, resilient, inclusive and sustainable, in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Trinidad, unesco creative city
In Trinidad there is a strong pottery tradition with over a century practice. (Photo: Oscar Alfonso Sosa / ACN).
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