arrow-circle arrow-down-basicarrow-down arrow-left-small arrow-left arrow-right-small arrow-right arrow-up arrow closefacebooklinkedinsearch twittervideo-icon

Fourth Global Summit — Engaging Local Governments in the Prevention and Response to Violent Extremism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

— 1 minutes reading time

On 19 — 21 September 2023, Strong Cities Network held its Fourth Global Summit in New York City, which brought together over 240 participants, including city leaders and practitioners representing more than 115 cities from 50 countries globally. The Summit featured 11 events and provided city officials from diverse contexts   with the opportunity to share and learn from promising practices for city-led prevention of hate, polarisation and extremism. Read the event report here.

As part of this programme, the Strong Cities’ MENA Regional Hub and United Nations Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED) hosted an informal dialogue on 19 September with a number of mayors and city officials from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The dialogue was an opportunity to discuss how the UN and specifically CTED can better engage with local governments and leaders in the region as they seek to implement counterterrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) frameworks. The event additionally provided city officials with a rare opportunity to engage directly with the UN, and to hear more about the work of the UNCTED as a leading entity in the UN counterterrorism architecture and a possible advocate for the role of local governments in both countering terrorism and P/CVE on the global stage.


Event Report