A message to all Ghanaians


Sister Cities International would like to express its deepest condolences to the people of Ghana for their recent loss of President John Evan Atta Mills. During this period of mourning, we stand in solidarity with all Ghanaians.

Diplomatic Courier

Sister Cities International announces media partnership with Diplomatic Courier


Sister Cities International is pleased to announce its media partnership with Diplomatic Courier, the Washington, D.C. based global affairs magazine.

Sister Cities International New Logo

Sister Cities International launches new brand


In order to better promote the work of our members, Sister Cities International has launched a new logo, tagline and website. A fresh and modern brand will enhance our communications outreach and increase our ability to share the power of our sister cities network with the entire world.

Takako Michii (l) with Mayor Brown

Buffalo celebrates 50th anniversary of sister city relationship with Kanazawa, Japan


In April, Buffalo, New York celebrated its 50th anniversary with sister city Kanazawa, Japan. The relationship, established in 1962, has seen several successful cultural, academic, business and youth exchanges.

Jesper Frant

A pivotal student exchange experience


Over 10 years ago, Jesper Frant, a high school student from Boulder, Colorado, went as an exchange student to sister city Mante, Mexico for a year. Today, Jesper recounts how life changing the experience was.

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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