The Creative Cities Network is a privileged partner of UNESCO, not only as a platform for reflection on the role of creativity as a lever for sustainable development but also as a breeding ground of action and innovation, notably for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UNESCO's City of Literature program is part of a wider Creative Cities Network. The UNESCO Cities of Literature network of 28 cities represents 6 continents and 23 countries, and a combined population of over 26 million.
UNESCO designation ‘City of Literature’ recognizes excellence and places an obligation on cities to nurture and support their art form and collaborate internationally by sharing best practice, supporting freedom of speech and through projects which ensure literature reaches as wide and diverse an audience as possible, locally and internationally.
Bucheon City led the successful bid to become a UNESCO city of Literature, the first in Asia and the 21st among the world’s prestigious network of recognized cities. Our permanent designation as a UNESCO Creative City enables Bucheon to obtain sustainable urban development focused on people and the respect of human rights.