Students Solve the Refugee Crisis: 2015 Youth Leadership Summit

Opening Ceremony
2015 Youth Leadership Summit Recap Over 60 high school students from the U.S. and China convened at the 59th Sister Cities International Annual Conference Youth Leadership Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As citizen diplomacy knows no age, the Summit is specifically designed to engage youth around the important role diplomacy plays in helping to create and maintain world peace.  Thursday, July 16 The first day of the summit kicked off with a taste of college life as Student participants unpacked their luggage at the University of Minnesota (UMN) residence ...

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Rekindling a 30-Year Sister City Partnership

Mayors from Park City, Utah, and Courchevel France, Jack Thomas & Philippe Mugnier rekindle a 30-year sister city relationship
Story contributed by Karen Anderson, Executive Analyst, Park City Municipal CorporationTwo mountain towns – Park City, Utah and Courchevel, France – though a continent away, have developed a long and storied bond through their sister city program.The cities, both world-renowned ski resort destinations, first developed an alliance in 1984. During that time, Courchevel’s star was rising after having just helped secure the bid for the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, Park City was still a sleepy, funky mountain town just beginning its own rise to internati...

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Students Explore Critical Water Issues During 2014 Youth Leadership Summit

2014 Youth Leadership Summit Recap At the 58th Sister Cities International Annual Conference in San Jose, California, over 100 high school students from the United States, Germany, Japan, China, and South Korea participated in the Youth Leadership Summit.  The Summit was designed to engage youth in the Sister Cities International network while exposing them to important international challenges focused on the theme, Water as a Shared Commodity. The educational G20 simulation provided students with a platform to learn about diplomacy, international relations, critical ...

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