NYC Leads Global Movement to Advance Sustainable Development Agenda
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    In 2018, New York City became the first city in the world to submit a Voluntary Local Review (VLR) to the United Nations, reporting on our local progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Part of the Global Vision | Urban Action program, the VLR is now a global movement, with cities around the world joining us and getting directly engaged with the UN in 2019.
Creating global diplomats, locally
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    From science to arts to civics, the 2016-2017 NYC Junior Ambassadors program kicks-off with twenty classrooms and after-school programs from across the five boroughs receiving a behind-the-scenes look at the United Nations through curated tours of the UN campus. Follow their journey!
#NYCxUN: UN Impact Report 2016
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    The UN Impact Report shows the concrete economic benefit the United Nations brings to New York City: $3.69 billion in total output to NYC’s economy. This report also illustrates how New York City supports this global community in its diverse metropolis.
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    NYC is the proud home to the United Nations Headquarters. Our Administration is creating opportunities to fully integrate the UN into the fabric of our City and ensure that all New Yorkers benefit from its presence.
#CL2G: Building bridges between NYC and the Consular Corps
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    New York City is home to 116 consulates. With our Connecting Local to Global program, we're creating opportunities for NYC Agencies and the consular community to share best practices.


Mayor de Blasio

"The Mayor's Office for International Affairs, through its services and unique programming, provides a global platform from which the City promotes its goals for a more equitable and inclusive society. The office cultivates critical partnerships with the international community that strengthen our abilities as a global leader. With one out of three New Yorkers foreign-born, and over 200 languages spoken in our homes and on our streets, we are honored to host the United Nations Headquarters and the largest diplomatic corps in the world, who play an important role in serving New York's vibrant and diverse communities."

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