MoU Signing

Sister Cities International and The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries sign Memorandum of Understanding


Sister Cities International and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at the 2012 China International Friendship Cities Conference in Chengdu, China.

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Condolences from President & CEO Mary D. Kane


On behalf of the Sister Cities International family, I offer my deepest condolences to the friends and relatives of the victims of yesterday’s attack in Libya.

Fort Worth-Mbabane

Sister Cities International's Africa Documentary Series out now! Watch it here!


The Fort Worth-Mbabane community center project was funded by Sister Cities International’s Africa Urban Poverty Alleviation Program (AUPAP). AUPAP is a 3-year program focusing of developing such partnerships in Africa. AUPAP aims at alleviating poverty in 25 African cities through water, sanitation, and health project led jointly by U.S. and African sister city programs.

Mary D. Kane

Message from President & CEO Mary D. Kane on Labor Day, 2012


Dear Sister Cities International members & friends,

As we celebrate the Labor Day holiday across the United States, I would like to take a moment to recognize the hard work of the volunteers and staff within our sister cities network.

The Fuzhou Ting in the Tacoma Reconciliation Park

Unique arts structure celebrates sister city relationship


In 2011, Tacoma Sister Cities Council inaugurated a unique structure to celebrate its relationship with sister city Fuzhou, China. The award-winning “Fuzhou Ting”, a Chinese pavilion, is aimed at supporting Tacoma’s reconciliation efforts.

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