Joint Statement Regarding UNESCO

Date of release: October 13, 2017

Below is a joint statement from Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless and the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau regarding UNESCO

Paducah officials are closely monitoring news from the U.S. State Department regarding their withdraw from UNESCO. However, this change will not affect Paducah’s status as a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts & Folk Art. Paducah’s dedication to culture, creativity and global connection through the arts, led to the city’s designation nearly four years ago.  We will continue our work with our global partners towards our common goals, to foster creative industries for sustainable development.