World Creativity Day photo
Photo credit: Lucio Lopez Kansuet
21 April 2023

World Creativity Day

World Creativity Day, observed on April 21st every year, celebrates the transformative power of creativity and innovation in shaping our world.

This day seeks to encourage individuals, communities, businesses, and organizations to unleash their creative potential in addressing various challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Lucio Lopez Kansuet, an Panamanian artist, has created an image (seen above) that captures the essence of this day, drawing inspiration from “a deep respect for our mother earth, keeping the natural equilibrium of flora and fauna.”

The UN Office for Partnerships recognizes World Creativity Day by supporting initiatives and events that promote innovation and imagination. One such initiative is the Swarovski Foundation Creatives for Our Future Programme whose 2022 Cohort had their official graduation this week.

This programme was created to empower the next generation of creative talent to unlock innovative new approaches to our global sustainability challenges. This year’s Cohort has shown us incredible examples of how sustainability can be implemented across sectors.

Photo for World Creativity Day
Photo courtesy of @SwarovskiFoundation

The creatives developed different projects on a wide variety of topics from a smart system to improve household recycling, to a system that monitors boreholes to fight water scarcity. They demonstrated great leadership and innovation throughout the programme, creating revolutionary concepts for a sustainable future.

The UN Office for Partnerships is committed to building partnerships that drive innovation and creativity in support of the SDGs. World Creativity Day is an excellent opportunity to promote these efforts and encourage individuals and organizations to think creatively and contribute to a sustainable future.