The Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD), founded in 1967, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to fostering citizen diplomacy and strengthening U.S. foreign relations. Through various resources, programs, and events, UCCD promotes respect and understanding between residents of Utah and other nations.
For over fifty years, UCCD has fostered and created opportunities for Utah residents to meet and interact with individuals from all over the world through its exchange programs. As the only official community-based member of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), UCCD has welcomed more than 12,000 international visitors from over 200 countries to Utah.
When foreign visitors and leaders come on short-term visits to the United States, UCCD arranges meetings with local organizations and UCCD volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your time as a professional resource for foreign visitors you can email a UCCD representative for more information.
In addition to the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), UCCD hosts the following international exchange programs:
UCCD is always looking for volunteers, and you can learn more about each program on the organization’s website.
UCCD hosts a variety of events to raise awareness and initiate conversations about world affairs and citizen diplomacy. Some of these events include the following:
To inspire youth to become involved in world affairs, UCCD offers a variety of youth progams:
For youth who are interested in diplomacy and global affairs, UCCD offers a variety of certifications and opportunities to learn and share knowledge.
In association with the Utah Peace and Diplomacy Resource Center, UCCD offers media, educational resources, and reports on its website.
You can make donations to UCCD online, through Venmo or PayPal. You can also mail in a check, if you prefer.
Each gift or donation made to UCCD includes some of the following benefits:
It is important to note that benefits are subject to change.
If you’d like to become more involved with UCCD you can become an event sponsor, participate in a workplace giving campaign, or make an endowment contribution.
You can also support UCCD through Amazon Smile, allowing you to make a donation while online shopping.
UCCD is committed to sustainable and eco-friendly practices in its business and programs whenever possible.
While researching this organization, we didn’t find any concerning information for donors, volunteers, or recipients. UCCD appears to be a reputable non-profit seeking to encourage and foster Utah citizen diplomacy. Before becoming involved with any non-profit organization, we always recommend conducting personal research to see if the organization's mission aligns with your values.