News Releases

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UNESCO Creative Cities Network welcomes 2 new Canadian cities

Toronto, October 31, 2017 — The City of Toronto and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) are proud to announce that Toronto is the first Canadian city to be designated an UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts for its leadership in film, music, digital media, and forms of cultural expression using technology. Toronto joins the 116 existing member cities in UNESCO's Creative Cities Network (UCCN). Press Release

Québec City, October 31, 2017 – Québec City and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO are pleased to announce that the city has been designated a City of Literature by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. Québec City is the first French-speaking city to earn this distinction. Press Release

Wapikoni Mobile becomes official UNESCO partner

Montréal, November 8, 2017 – The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) and Wapikoni Mobile are proud to announce the forming of an official partnership between Wapikoni and the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Press Release

Remarkable additions to the Memory of the World Register

November 1, 2017, Toronto — It is with great enthusiasm that Library and Archives Canada (LAC), the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL), and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) today welcomed news that the documentary heritage of Marshall McLuhan has been accepted for inclusion in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s prestigious Memory of the World Register. Press Release

Montreal, 27 October, 2017 – The Cinémathèque québécoise and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO take pride in announcing that the documentary series Le son des Français d’Amérique is now listed on UNESCO’s international Memory of the World Register. This honour underscores the international interest and outstanding universal value of documentary heritage. Press Release


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