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Sister Cities International was created at President Eisenhower’s 1956 White House summit on citizen diplomacy, where he envisioned a network that would be a champion for peace and prosperity by fostering bonds between people from different communities around the world. President Eisenhower reasoned that people from different cultures could understand, appreciate, and celebrate their differences while building partnerships that would lessen the chance of new conflicts.
Pictured to the left:
Mayor Nyode, Councilmember Kennedy and Mayor Tornek.
We are a hub for institutional knowledge and best practices in the field of citizen diplomacy. As a membership association, we work to strengthen the sister cities network by providing essential services, programs, and resources to help members find partners as well as to expand and improve activities.
Click the links below to learn more about membership with Sister Cities International, the programs we offer, and how our members promote peace through exchanges.