August 27, 2013 | Leave a comment Dear ISCA Board Members, Sister Cities Friends: I am very pleased to announce to you, and to the general public, that URBANA’s SISTER CITIES PROGRAM has been selected to receive the Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award for 2013. “The award honors Champaign County individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to international understanding, cooperation, friendshi…p and development, and have shown commitment in the following categories: agriculture, hospitality, humanitarian relief, human rights, research/education, and trade and business.” The Urbana Sister Cities Program will receive the “Humanitarian Relief Award” for its humanitarian projects in the city of Zomba, Malawi, Africa.Sincerely, Dennis Roberts Chairman, Urbana Sister Cities Committee The International Humanitarian Awards honors significant contributions to international understanding, cooperation, friendship, and development. The ceremony recognizes the achievements of Champaign County’s international commitment to agriculture, hospitality, humanitarian relief, human rights, research and education, trade and business. The purpose of this recognition is to educate the public about the connections between our local and global communities. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information contact: City of Champaign Community Relations Office 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign, Il.