Ashgabat was nominated in the “Design” category for inclusion in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
The nomination application has been formally accepted by the UNESCO Secretariat. Independent experts will study it in the next few months. And the final decision on this issue will be announced by the Director General of UNESCO on the eve of the celebration of the World Day of Cities, which is celebrated on October 31, the “Golden Age” electronic newspaper reports.
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network was established in 2004 with the aim of promoting international cooperation between cities willing to invest in culture and social inclusion. Today it includes 246 cities.
The network develops its activities in seven areas: “Crafts and Folklore Art”, “Design”, “Film”, “Gastronomy”, “Literature”, “Media Art” and “Music”. It is an effective collaborative tool and reflects a shared commitment to supporting creativity and innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.