The New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council (NOCDC) is a nonprofit membership organization that arranges professional appointments and cultural activities for approximately 500 international leaders sent to Louisiana each year from the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program and other government and private professional exchanges.

NOCDC is part of a nationwide network of approximately 90 councils that collaborate with Global Ties U.S. and the U.S. Department of State to promote mutual understanding between Americans and their foreign counterparts through the practice of citizen diplomacy.

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We build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through short-term visits for current and emerging foreign leaders, creating opportunities for local residents to become more engaged global citizens.

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We are a membership organization that offers opportunities to its members to interact with current and emerging international leaders through a variety of membership events, including receptions, cooking demonstrations, film screenings, home hospitality, and more. Membership opportunities exist for the individual, family, and corporate memberships.

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New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council       Website:

1215 Prytania Street                                          Email:

Suite 203

New Orleans, LA 70130                            

(504) 529-1509                                          


NOCDC promotes citizen diplomacy.
NOCDC is a member of the Global Ties U.S. network.
NOCDC works on the IVLP, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program.

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