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Brno is now listed as UNESCO creative city of music. Photo: @BrnoDaily

Paris/Prague, Nov 1 (CTK) – Brno has joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, following Prague as the second town in the Czech Republic today, outgoing UNESCO Director-General Irena Bokova has said.

In all, the network was widened by 64 towns from 44 countries of the world, Bokova said.

Brno is now listed as a creative city of music.

Within their membership, the cities pledge to develop partnership, encourage participation in its residents’ cultural life and to include culture in sustainable development plans of the towns.

The UNESCO network focuses on seven creative spheres: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts.

Prague is represented in literature and Brno newly in music. You can read more about Brno becoming a city of music in our article released in May Brno Wants to Become UNESCO Creative City of Music.

Bokova said the choice of the new cities reflected a bigger diversity in the typology of the cities and a better geographic balance.

At present, the network comprises 180 towns from 72 countries.

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