The conference is part of a series of events under the project “Mobilizing cultural resources and the participation of the youth to develop Hanoi into a creative city.”
In 1999, Hanoi was honored by the UNESCO as the City for Peace, and in 2019 a creative city in the design category. As such, the city commits to turn culture and creativity into the core for sustainable development and becoming one of Southeast Asia’s creative hubs.
The conference would focus on three major pillars for building a creative city including renewable urban; educational network for creativity and strategic cultural events. Besides, the conference would consider approaches to boost strategic cooperation in creative industries and strengthen the linkage between urban and rural areas, as well as required conditions to nurture the creative force of the youth.
Representative of UNESCO in Vietnam Michael Croft said creative city is the development story for the city to realize the vision of a creative city.
Director of UN Habitat in Vietnam Nguyen Quang said creative city takes the objective of sustainable development at the core, in which the people connect with a creative ecosystem.
Greater labor productivity, higher living standards for the people, environmental protection, energy saving are the utmost priorities.
In order to contribute to the development of Hanoi into a creative city, UNESCO, UNIDO and UN-Habitat would cooperate with Hanoi to promote the cultural heritage of Hanoi and strengthen the participation of the youth for social development.