Kathmandu joins UNESCO’s ‘Creative City of Film’ list

File: Kathmandu Durbar Square - Creative City of Film
File: Kathmandu Durbar Square can be your key destination during the Nepal travel.

Kathmandu, November 1

To mark World Cities Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, as a ‘Creative City of Film.’ This accolade places Kathmandu among 55 cities worldwide that have earned a spot in the Creative Cities Network.

UNESCO’s recent announcement involves the inclusion of 55 cities, each falling within one of seven creative categories: crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts, and music.

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, underscored that these newly designated cities exemplify a dedication to incorporating culture and creativity into their development strategies. They also serve as examples of innovative approaches to urban planning that prioritize the well-being of their residents.

The recently designated cities will work in partnership with existing network members to tackle urgent challenges such as climate change, growing inequality, and the rapid expansion of urban areas. UNESCO has highlighted that by 2050, an estimated 80 per cent of the global population will be living in cities.

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