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The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1923 to promote world peace. Today, we work toward creating a comprehensive program for Northeast Ohio that focuses on international affairs education and global awareness. In order to fulfill this goal, we present speaker programs featuring diverse and respected global experts; education programs such as the Model United Nations, which increases knowledge of international issues among Northeastern Ohio students; an international visitors program with delegations of leaders and youth groups from all over the world sponsored by the U.S. Department of State; and a young professional's network. CCWA is an affiliate of both the National Council of International Visitors (NCIV) and the World Affairs Councils of America WACA. Your CCWA membership entitles you to reciprocal member rates at member events of any of WACA's 96 member councils. For a list of those councils and a link to their websites and events, please click here: WACA
The Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ objectives are to educate, foster interest and develop comprehensive programs that focus on international affairs education and global awareness. Developing global competence and awareness of foreign cultures, foreign languages and international relations prove to be more important than ever. For example, according to the Ohio Department of Development, more than one-half million Ohio jobs are dependent on exports and foreign investment. Residents of Northeast Ohio, particularly high school and college students and young professionals, need to be prepared for careers in today’s global village and they must hold skills that can bridge relationships between the United States and other countries.
The Cleveland Council on World Affairs works toward developing cohesive programs that address key world affairs issues that involve our community. The Council also encourages economic development and international trade to our city and region by creating links throughout the world.
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