IRNA / According to the received news, the selection of Kermanshah as a creative city is an opportunity to introduce the culture of Islamic Iran.
Hojjatullah Ayoubi, referring to Kermanshah’s membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, said: Forty-nine cities in the world have joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. During this biennial period, the National Commission for UNESCO of Iran nominated two cities to join the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities.
Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO Iran continued: The case of Tabriz in the field of literature and Kermanshah in the field of food was completed and sent to the Secretariat of Creative Cities and finally Kermanshah is the fifth city in Iran to join the World Creative City Network. Congratulations to the people of Kermanshah.
Ayoubi considered the selection of Kermanshah as a creative city of food and joining the network of creative cities as a great achievement and specified: the more the number of cities that join the UNESCO World Network of Creative Cities from Iran, the more this capacity can be exploited. He had more and in addition to this, he exchanged experiences with other creative cities of the world.
He pointed out: The selection of Kermanshah as a creative city is an important opportunity to use the international capacities of UNESCO and to introduce the culture of Islamic Iran as much as possible.
Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO Iran added: “Joining creative cities is a good step that has been started in UNESCO since 2004 and fortunately the Islamic Republic of Iran has a great role in sending files to UNESCO on time and joining the network of world cities for the republic Islamic Iran, which has a long history in urban civilization and urban development in Iran has happened very rapidly, especially in recent years, is a new opportunity to share the valuable words and experiences of Iranian cities with other cities in the world.
Communication between mayors and city councils of different countries is a good tool for exchanging ideas and experiences of urban life.
Kermanshah to inspire culture and creativity in urban recovery in Post-Corona
In an official letter to Kermanshah Mayor Saeed Tolouei, UNESCO Deputy Minister of Culture Ernesto Aton congratulated Kermanshah on its membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. In this letter, UNESCO Deputy Minister of Culture added: “I am pleased to announce that after reviewing Kermanshah’s application for membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network UCCN, the city of Kermanshah has been accepted to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of gastronomy and I congratulate you on this success.” I say.
Aton stated: Kermanshah, by joining the network of creative cities, is committed to pay special attention to culture and creativity in the field of activities of this city in the field of sustainable development. Kermanshah’s efforts to include culture and creativity in the city’s recovery plans can be inspiring in this regard.
Kermanshah, as a member of the network, is required to submit a performance report of its activities every four years. This report should show the implementation of UCCN goals locally and internationally, and I hope Kermanshah will be actively involved in the network’s joint activities, especially the annual conference of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, which is the network’s most important annual gathering.
Make cities public, safe, resilient and sustainable
In this letter addressed to the Mayor of Kermanshah, UNESCO Deputy Minister of Culture noted: “Sharing knowledge, innovative initiatives, experiences and appropriate methods are among the most important goals of the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities.” As a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network family, your expertise as well as your non-cash or financial contributions will play an important role in the network’s continued success.
He added: Kermanshah has joined this network when we are entering the last decade of action to achieve sustainable development goals. Your city, like all member cities, is expected to focus on its Sustainable Development Goals – especially Goal 11 (Make cities public, safe, resilient and sustainable) in its future development strategies and plans. I encourage you to stay in touch with the UCCN Secretariat as well as other network member cities on a regular basis and work with you to achieve this goal.