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UNESCO City of Design Monitoring Report

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UNESCO City of Design Monitoring Report

Singapore was designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Design in 2015 — the same year as our nation’s Golden Jubilee. Design and Singapore’s nation-building efforts have long been intertwined. As our Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, shared during a speech in 2018: “Design is a core element of our nation-building. Singapore is a nation by design. Nothing we have today is natural or happened by itself.”

Being a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network has given Singapore the opportunity to present our design talents and capabilities around the world.

This report documents Singapore’s efforts over the past four years as a proud City of Design, how it has contributed to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by design, and our future plans. We look forward to continue participating in the network: sharing knowledge and learning from others, raising awareness for both design and Singapore design, as well as building stronger partnerships with this incredible circle of friends from around the world.

Contents:

  • FOREWORD
    BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • SINGAPORE: UNESCO CREATIVE CITY OF DESIGN
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • Chapter 1
    SUPPORTING A PARTNERSHIP
    CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK’S GLOBAL MANAGEMENT
  • Chapter 2
    TOWARDS DESIGN 2025
    OUR MAJOR INITIATIVES IMPLEMENTED AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
  • Chapter 3
    WORKING TOGETHER
    OUR MAJOR INITIATIVES IMPLEMENTED THROUGH INTER-CITY COOPERATION
  • Chapter 4
    LOOKING AHEAD
    PROPOSED ACTION PLAN FOR THE FORTHCOMING MID-TERM PERIOD OF FOUR YEARS
  • SINGAPORE DESIGN AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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