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Hamilton Mundialization Committee Logo HMCOn May 8, 1968, the City of Hamilton, by a resolution of council, and witnessed by the Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, was declared mundialized — a World City. The mayor of the day, Victor Copps, called upon the citizens of Hamilton to “pledge their efforts to the establishment of peace and to use all possible resources for the betterment of mankind.”


Mundialization is one of the oldest of municipal peace activities. The word is derived from the Latin word “mundus” meaning “world”. It is an act whereby City Council declares its city to be a “world city”, interdependent with other communities worldwide. It involves the linking or twinning of cities around the world, in the belief that future peace and progress are dependent on co-operation, goodwill and understanding.

World Citizenship Awards 2012Linkages take place not only at the municipal government level but also at the citizen level. Mundialization fosters people-to-people linkages and friendships, to further peace, justice and understanding.



Photos from World Citizenship award May 8, 2012


2015 Photo Competition

A SPECIAL INVITATION: ENTER OUR 2015 PHOTO COMPETITION TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TWINNING OF HAMILTON WITH FUKUYAMA, JAPAN The City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Mundialization Committee are pleased to announce a photo competition to celebrate the … Continue reading

World Citizenship Awards Winners 2014

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The judges have completed their task and have named two winners for this year’s World Citizenship Award: Linda Plourde Leo Johnson Please duplicate the attached invitation and share with your friends and neighbours. >> HMC WCA 2014 invite (Word document)   World … Continue reading

Presentation from Kaga to Hamilton

Kara Mayor Miyamoto expressed his upmost interest in extending this sister city relationship to the City of Hamilton, and make it official in his speech at the farewell party. Kara Mayor’s gift will be presented at Hamilton City Hall next … Continue reading

YMCA Peace Medallion

Do you know someone who should be acknowledged for their extraordinary stand for peace in the Hamilton | Burlington | Brantford community? Every time someone takes an action for peace, people are connected, to themselves and to each other. In … Continue reading

International Day of Peace

Hamilton ON For Immediate Release International Day of Peace, Sunday September 21th 2014 Hamilton City Hall Peace Garden by the Peace Pole Culture of Peace Hamilton invites you to join us in celebrating peace and embracing live-affirming pathways of living … Continue reading