Global Ties ABQ is Central New Mexico’s link to the international community. Every year, we host more than 400 international visitors in Albuquerque through U.S. State Department Citizen Diplomacy programs. We connect our visitors, who come to build professional skills, exchange ideas, and form partnerships, to our local community through meetings, dinners, and community conversations. Knowing the value of international experience, Global Ties ABQ is organizing a series of outbound programs for local emerging leaders to increase their knowledge and ties to the global community.
Our Vision is to be the leader in creating meaningful global engagement and building professional networks to advance Albuquerque NM as a thriving international city.
Our Mission is to contribute to world peace by creating global connections among the people of New Mexico and emerging leaders from around the world. We do this through international exchange programs, local educational programs, and international community-building activities.
Global Ties ABQ adheres to a set of Core Values, that include:
Respect for cultural diversity;
Integrity in providing the highest quality of service to our visitors, members, and partners; and
Volunteerism and Community Engagement that celebrates citizen diplomacy in action.
We began in 1984 as the Albuquerque Council for International Visitors (ACIV), operating for many years as an informal, ad-hoc group of citizens that welcomed international visitors sent to Central New Mexico by the U.S. State Department. In 1984, ACIV incorporated as a 501(c)3. Since then the organization has hosted more than 1500 programs and more than 5500 international visitors. In 2014, ACIV rebranded as Global Ties ABQ and continues to dedicate itself to international exchange as part of the Global Ties U.S. network.