International Day of Peace

In celebration of International Day of Peace, Sister Cities International hosted an International Peace Day +SocialGood Google Hangout surrounding this year’s theme, “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” on Monday, September 21, 2015.

Sister city partnerships and citizen diplomacy play a crucial role in peace-building at a grass roots, person-to-person level. Speakers discussed what it means to be a peace-builder and how cities and their people can utilize citizen diplomacy as a tool to not only lessen the chance of new conflicts, but to connect with people of other cultures to build enduring peaceful partnerships based on mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.


  • Mary D. Kane, President and CEO, Sister Cities International @CEOAtSCI


  • Ann-Louise Colgan, Director, Global Peacebuilding Center, United States Institute of Peace @USIP
  • Mira Edelstein, Jordan River Projects Coodinator, EcoPeace Middle East @EcoPeaceME
  • Zana Marjanovic, Bosnian Parliamentarian, Actress, and Fellow, Women’s Democracy Network @Zana_Marjanovic

CLICK HERE to watch a full recording of the chat.