Since 1976, the Houston Baku Sister City Association (HBSCA) has been involved in the promotion of mutual understanding, appreciation & cooperation between the citizens of Houston, Texas and Baku, Azerbaijan.
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Sister Cities International in an effort to lessen the chance of future world conflicts. The President proposed a people-to-people network between the United States and other nations that would involve people and organized groups at all levels of society. US cities were encouraged to partner with cities in other countries and create citizen diplomacy networks to build global cooperation, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development. These programs were to be based on two-way communication that would mutually benefit those partnering communities.
HBSCA is a member of Sister Cities of Houston and one of Houston’s 17 Sister Cities.
As a volunteer based organization, our activities are managed by the President and Executive Director in consultation with the Board of Directors. HBSCA is a non profit organization 501 (c)3 and receives administrative support from the Mayor of Houston’s office.