Through our Connecting Local to Global (CL2G) programming, the Mayor's Office for International Affairs connects New York City’s diplomatic and consular community to the City in which they live and serve. Working in partnership with our colleagues at City agencies, we use CL2G to create opportunities for New York City's diplomats to learn about the work of New York City agencies and institutions and share New York City’s programming with their respective communities, while also sharing their own best practices.
Through CL2G we also work to connect NYC's solutions to local problems to international efforts to tackle global issues, from climate change and disability rights to immigration and food insecurity. We have partnered with the Office to Combat Domestic Violence to provide Consulate Generals with information about resources to support New Yorkers in need of assistance and with the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Affairs to provide information and train more than 40 consulates about how to share information about IDNYC with their constituents, benefitting thousands of New Yorkers. We will continue our CL2G programming with a series of trainings focused on emergency response and legal issues.
For information on past events visit our Connecting Local to Global Past Events Page.
Some examples of past initiatives include:
How Does your Work Protect the Freedoms of New Yorkers?
On Human Rights day, we asked New York City agencies how their work protects the freedoms of New Yorkers. The video below features their responses.