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Fourth Global Summit Overview

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On 19 — 21 September 2023, Strong Cities Network held its Fourth Global Summit in New York City, which brought together 240+ participants from diverse contexts across the world to share and learn from promising city-led efforts to prevent hate, extremism and polarisation.

The Global Summit convened officials from 115+ cities from 50+ countries across the world. More than eighty mayors and governors were joined by 100+ local government practitioners as well as representatives from national governments, the United Nations and other multilateral partners.   

It featured a multi-dimensional programme of 11 events, which included plenary sessions that placed the spotlight on city-led innovation and mayoral leadership in preventing and responding to hate- and extremist-motivated violence and related threats as well as smaller, thematic workshops on the role of local governments in addressing specific challenges, such as hate speech and the rehabilitation and reintegration of returnees from conflict zones. Many of these events were delivered with support from one or more of the Summit’s ten partners (see the full report for more information).


Event Report