Atlanta Sister Cities Commission

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News & Updates

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.

December 19, 2017

Both Atlanta and Ra’anana, which have been sisters since 2001, have embraced the concept of global municipal partnerships. Atlanta has 17 sister cities; Ra’anana, which has a population of about 71,000, has roughly two dozen sisters.

December 15, 2017

Five decades after he first flew to Newcastle with Martin Luther King Jr., Ambassador Andrew Young returned to the U.K. city in November to unveil a bronze statue of the late civil rights icon.

December 02, 2017

They may not know who she is or what she stands for, but kids (and adult shoppers) of all ages seem drawn to the golden-haired Christmas angel from Nuremberg, Germany, as she glides around the Atlanta Christkindl Market at Atlantic Station. 

October 05, 2017

The City of Atlanta hosted the 'Daegu Art Fun' Exhibition for a one-week viewing at the City owned Gallery 72 as well as Atlanta City Hall. 

September 16, 2017

The Atlanta -Lagos Sister Cities Committee in collaboration with the Lagos Island East, Local Council Development Area has put all machinery in motion to use the sister cities relationship between the cities of Lagos, Nigeria and Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America to generates developmental projects for Lagos Island in the areas such as tourism traffic, provision of medical support such as equipment for health centres being managed by the Local Government, provision of educational materials and tools for primary schools within the  development area, cultural and education exchange programs for the benefits of the citizens of Lagos Island amongst others.

September 08, 2017

Joining the tour were representatives of cities participating in the inaugural Atlanta International Economic Development Summit, a two-day forum that attracted representatives from 12 partner cities like Cape Town, Paris, London and sister cities like Nuremberg, Germany, and Ra’anana, Israel. The goal was to discuss how cities can better work together to spur investment. 

September 07, 2017

The Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, in partnership with the Brookings Institution, is hosting the inaugural Atlanta International Economic Development Summit, a three-day summit on economic development best practices with partnering cities across the globe. The summit which runs through Sept. 8 brings together an intimate group of 50 thought leaders and economic development professionals from Atlanta’s sister and partnering cities to discuss the importance of city-to-city cooperation and how it can be leveraged to create economic development opportunities.

September 05, 2017

The Atlanta International Startup Exchange, a program launched by software solutions company Sage, the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, and Invest Atlanta, has announced the Atlanta and UK startups that will be traveling across the pond for a week this Fall.

Britain’s Ambassador Honors MLK and Laces His Diplomatic Visit to Atlanta With Good Humour

August 31, 2017

British Ambassador to the United States visited Atlanta in advance of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. earning his honorary doctorate from Newcastle University--linking Atlanta and Newcastle as sister cities.

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