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Meet the World Here

The Philadelphia region thrives when our global community and organizations are connected, informed and engaged. When we are in community together, we’re able to show the world that Philadelpha is a dynamic, international city. 

Philadelphia is the First US World Heritage City

Every year, we host a World Heritage City Celebration and World Heritage Week to commemorate our connections with other global cities and celebrate the impact global citizens have on Philadelphia. Find out how you can seize opportunities with this historic designation. 

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Sustainable Development Goals

A unique, multi-layered initiative, our SDG campaign combines a creative mix of ingredients: the interpretive power of art, the knowledge and resources of our local academic communities, the strong will of corporate and individuals sponsors and more. This combined with the financial contributions to local nonprofit organizations, truly exemplifies the shared goals within our city, and the community who supports us.


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Global Conversations with Philadelphia Leaders

This interview series explores new insights into Philadelphia's current and potential involvement in global projects and how leaders of the Philadelphia region are taking great strides towards creating a more global Philadelphia.

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Become a Member

One of the things our members do best is share. These influential businesses and organizations work together to extend the city's global profile and celebrate Philadelphia's profound heritage and diversity.

Want to connect with others who view Philadelphia from a global perspective?


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Work with GPA

Are you passionate about Philadelphia and all that our amazing region has to offer? Are you also curious about international affairs and possess a global consciousness? Combine your passions and join us at Global Philadelphia Association. We are currently hiring interns/volunteers to be actively involved in helping us represent Philadelphia as a global city and raising its profile.


Support Global Philadelphia

Funds donated to GPA contribute to the four pillars of the World Heritage City Project that guide our vision for Greater Philadelphia:

  • Preserve and Celebrate Philadelphia’s Historical and Cultural Assets
  • Build World Heritage City Awareness and Ownership
  • Educate Global Kids with Roots
  • Extend Philadelphia’s Global Reach