Building International Relationships Since 1954

We are an independent non-profit volunteer service organization whose purpose is to improve global understanding and make peace through exchange programs between international leaders and their American counterparts in Kansas and Western Missouri. Global Ties KC promotes citizen diplomacy by person-to-person contacts to help shape United States foreign relations "one handshake at a time."


Global Ties KC's vision is to be recognized as an international leader in developing sustainable international relationships, and personalizing global diplomacy. 


Our programs provide the link between prominent international leaders and their United States counterparts. Through professional meetings, school visits, and home hospitality, we connect people from around the world to these Citizen Diplomats in Western Missouri and the state of Kansas.

We promote citizen diplomacy by facilitating person-person contact. This is done through programs which bring prominent international leaders, professionals, and students to the U.S. Our staff is responsible for creating connections between these delegates and the greater Kansas City community. 

Citizen Diplomacy: The Concept that every global citizen has the right, even the responsibility, to engage across cultures and create shared understanding through meaningful person-to-person interactions. 


Donations are always appreciated and vital to our work. They help us to build relationships around the world and coordinate each of our programs. 

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