Denise Bax, is the Chief of Communication, Cities and Events Unit within the Culture Sector of UNESCO, where she heads the coordination of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) and the UNESCO Cities Platform (UCP).
Over 20 years of experience at UNESCO, she has been involved in the promotion of culture and creativity through strengthening the international visibility of various cultural and creative programmes including the UCCN. Furthermore, her engagement and comprehensive outreach with various stakeholders of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, and beyond, has supported the development and expansion of the Convention.
Ms Bax has developed and implemented several international cultural cooperation and development programmes and has managed a series of culture-driven initiatives in both the public and private sectors, notably towards the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and now the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals across the local, national and international levels. For many years, she headed the Crafts and Design Programme at UNESCO, during which she contributed to the development of related international cultural policies and frameworks, as well as a multitude of projects including various publications, workshops and international forums.