Sister Cities International Announces Winners of 2016 Annual Awards for Innovation in Youth and Education


WASHINGTON, DC –The 2016 Sister Cities International Innovation Award for Youth and Education recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding community and individual sister city programs that promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.

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2016 Youth Leadership Summit Recap


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Sister Cities International Welcomes New Board of Directors, Chairman, and Vice Chairman


WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2016) – Following a membership-wide election spanning the entire 560 U.S.-member city Sister Cities International network, 10 members were elected to Sister Cities International’s highly competitive 27-member Board of Directors. A new Board Chairman and Vice Chairman also assumed their positions.

Congress and Dozens of Cities Mark Sister Cities International Day


WASHINGTON, DC (July 14, 2016) – Thousands of citizen diplomats, civic leaders, mayors, and members of Congress have banded together to declare July 15, 2016 as Sister Cities International Day.

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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