Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

ICCR is a non-profit, membership organization which works to promote international and cultural understanding and to increase global awareness of the region’s assets. We accomplish this by:

  • Serving as citizen diplomats hosting international visitors;
  • Fostering and implementing education and advocacy initiatives focusing on cultural diversity, economic development, human rights, and the global environment;
  • Promoting professional and cultural exchanges and offering shared services for the region’s international groups; and
  • Fostering long-term relationships with foreign cities and regions.”
Vision Statement

ICCR is New York State’s leader in fostering local and international cultural exchanges, education, and understanding. It is a professionally staffed organization dedicated to enabling the residents of the Capital Region to actively participate in citizen diplomacy through collaborative events and activities bringing together the region’s residents, institutions, and businesses.”