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Implementation Update: The New York City Mayoral Declaration against Hate, Extremism and Polarisation

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The Strong Cities Network, a global network of 230+ cities, held its Fourth Global Summit in New York City in September 2023. Convened during the opening of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Fourth Global Summit offered mayors and other city officials from more than 115 cities from more than 50 countries around the world the rare opportunity to convene on a global scale and showcase the many contributions they are making, and can make, to address hate, extremism and polarisation, and mitigate the impact that these challenges are having on social cohesion in their communities.

During the Global Summit’s Mayoral Meeting, the New York City Mayoral Declaration against Hate, Extremism and Polarisation was signed on behalf of the endorsing local leaders . The Declaration enumerates practical steps these leaders committed to take in their cities to address rising hate, extremism and polarisation, while promoting human rights. So far, 113 local leaders have endorsed the New York City Mayoral Declaration, which remains open for endorsement. See below.

Now – as part of Strong Cities’ continued commitment to highlighting city-led good practices and catalysing city-led efforts in prevention and response – we are sharing examples of steps taken by a geographically diverse group of endorsing local leaders to implement the Declaration’s commitments.

City leaders at the Mayoral Meeting of the Fourth Global Summit, Gracie Mansion, New York City