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News & Updates

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February 22, 2020

In addition to the activities of the various committees, ASCC carries out its role and function in relation to Atlanta's Sister Cities program.

We were pleased to serve the City of Atlanta and its international community during 2020 and look forward to the continued growth and expansion of the Sister Cities program under your administration.


June 30, 2020

As the world faces the challenges imposed by COVID-19, Nuremberg confirms its pursuit in promoting cooperation and human rights. Even as shelter-in-place and social distancing measures were implemented, the City of Nuremberg ensured these measures did not prevent communication and engagement with its partners.


June 25, 2020

As a follow-up to the Sister City Diplomacy Virtual Summit, the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs is meeting with Sister City partners individually to gather personal accounts and stories of how their offices/departments have been impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus), and how they continue to engage in international diplomacy. This week features Toulouse, France and how they continue to overcome unexpected challenges. 

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June 16, 2020

In an effort to stay connected with sister city partners and share the impact and challenges of navigating the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs (MOIA) organized the virtual summit “Sister City Diplomacy & COVID-19: Looking Ahead to the New Normal”. Representatives of over 10 cities were in attendance including, Toulouse, France; Nuremberg, Germany; Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan); Daegu, South Korea; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Lagos, Nigeria; Ra’anana, Israel; Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom; and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 

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December 18, 2019

The Atlanta Sister Cities Commission continues to serve as an incredible tool to promote peace and prosperity through culture, education, humanitarianism, and economic development exchanges. In Atlanta, we recognize our diversity as our greatest strength. It is what makes us a welcoming and inclusive city. Celebrating and engaging with Atlanta’s diversity deepens our understanding of each other and strengthens the bonds of friendship and connections among the residents of our great city. Learn more about Atlanta Sister Cities activities for the 2018/2019 year. 

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February 07, 2018

More than 300,000 people participated in over 100 sister cities related activities hosted by the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission and its regional partners throughout 2017. Learn more about some of the Commission's highlights in the 2017 Annual Report.