Da Lat to join UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Update: 16/08/2022
The People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has just issued Document No.5928/UBND-VX4, agreeing on the policy for the People’s Committee of Da Lat city to build a dossier and plan to serve the application to be part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network in the field of music.

An electronic music performance programme titled “Da Lat - The City Of Flowers” is part of a series of activities to stimulate Da Lat tourism. (Photo: VNA)

Leaders of the provincial People's Committee have assigned the Da Lat municipal People's Committee to contact the Department of International Cooperation under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for advice, guidance and professional support for the implementation of procedures for building the dossier following UNESCO's regulations.

According to the Chairman of the Da Lat People’s Committee Ton Thien San, for the membership, the city has evaluated its current conditions, potential, strength and advantages in the seven sectors of craft-folk arts, media arts, cinema, design, gastronomy, culture, and music.

Music has been chosen as a field with outstanding potential and a highlight of cultural and artistic creation, forming a strong driving force for the city’s sustainable socio-economic development.

The date for the submission of the dossier is April 2023, part of the activities marking the city’s 130th founding anniversary (1893-2023).

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network was founded in 2004 to enhance cooperation among cities internationally recognised, with creativity considered a strategic factor of sustainable development. Its membership has reached 246 at present. In 2019, the capital city of Hanoi became a member of the network in the field of design.

Source: Nhan Dan Online - en.nhandan.vn - August 15, 2022