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Atlanta Sister Cities Commission 2021 Annual Report

March 23, 2022

We were pleased to serve the City of Atlanta and its international community during 2021 and look forward to the continued growth and expansion of the Sister Cities program under the Dickens administration.

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Atlanta Sister Cities Commission 2020 Annual Report

February 22, 2021

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.

Nuremberg and the battle against COVID-19: lessons learned from a government in transition

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.

Amid COVID-19, Toulouse demonstrates ability to overcome unexpected challenges

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. 

Atlanta’s sister cities discuss how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

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. 

Atlanta Sister Cities Commission Anual Report 2018/2019

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. 

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.

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