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Paul Bassinson, 20 April 2017
The U.S. sister city program began in 1956 when President Dwight D.
Eisenhower proposed a people-to-people, citizen diplomacy initiative. Originally
a program of the National League of Cities, it
became a separate, nonprofit corporation in 1967, due to the growth and
popularity of the U.S. program. 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. The
organization "strives to build global cooperation at the municipal level,
promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development". As the
official organization which links jurisdictions in the U.S. with communities
worldwide, Sister Cities International recognizes, registers, and coordinates
sister city, county, municipalities, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions,
state, town, and village linkages.
Sources: http://www.sister-cities.org/about-sister-cities-international, http://www.sister-cities.org/mission-and-history and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_Cities_International.
The flag is the logo (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/55/d3/d0/55d3d06bacf6a5abdf9713c836c9053e.jpg) on a horizontal flag.
For additional information go to SCI (official website): http://www.sister-cities.org/
Esteban Rivera, 22 April 2017