Dortmund Comes to Buffalo in April for 40th Anniversary Tour


The Oberbürgermeister der Stadt (or Lord Mayor) of Dortmund, Germany, will lead a delegation of 20 government, education, and business leaders to Buffalo, New York, to help celebrate the two sister cities’ 40th anniversary next month.

3rd Annual Coulee Hoolie Ceili Links Charities in Wisconsin and Ireland


The La Crosse Bantry Friendship Association works to build a bridge between two charities on opposite sides of the Atlantic next week, with a fundraising night of traditional Irish music and dance.

Beijing Opera performer came as a guest from our Friendship City of Chao Yang Di

Birmingham Ushers in the Year of the Dog


Record crowds flocked to an auditorium in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, last month to celebrate the Lunar New Year, in an event featuring performances by dancers of all ages, and even a Beijing Opera singer.

Illinois City is a Champion for International Youth Exchanges


The Schaumburg Sister Cities Commission received the Sister City Champion of Youth Award from the Illinois Sister Cities Association last year for its continued support of exchanges and youth diplomacy.

Legislators Bring the World to Annapolis


Legislators and officials in Annapolis welcomed delegations from Maryland’s 20 sister state relationships late last month to showcase their programs’ achievements over the past year at the annual Sister States Legislative Reception.

Take Action

This year marks a pivotal moment during which Sister Cities International is celebrating 60 years of peace through people. Get involved in this momentous year.
More Information


As the world becomes smaller, and connections online become more frequent than face-to-face interactions, multicultural understanding at the community level is more important than ever. Sister Cities International enables citizen diplomats in communities across the world to develop relationships with communities in other countries that are based on cultural understanding and mutual cooperation.Donate