Appointed As Sister Cities International Country Rep
16.07.2017 - by Nia Lyte
Nia was appointed as Sister Cities International (SCI) country representative for Colombia at its annual conference in Virginia Beach, VA. Nia will support SCI to create a new and strengthen the existing sister cities relationships between the United Sates and Colombia. There’s currently a sister cities relationship between Chicago and Bogota.
Founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, Sister Cities International is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit which serves as the national membership organization for individual sister cities, counties, and states across the U.S. This network unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers in over 500 member communities with over 2,000 partnerships in 145 countries on six continents.
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. By forming these relationships, 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. Since its inception, the Sister Cities International network has played a key role in renewing and strengthening important global relationships.
Sister Cities International official site – http://sistercities.org/