New York, 26 November 2022 (TDI): Csaba Krösi, President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), met with local groups helping victims of gender-based and domestic violence (GBV).

New York City Commissioners, Edward Mermelstein, and Cecile Noel accompanied him. The community-based organizations during the visit were the Arab American Support Center, Sanctuary for Families, Safe Horizon, and the Urban Resource Institute.

On November 22, 2022, the discussions took place at the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) Manhattan Family Justice Center.

“This conversation was quite emotional. The main concern is restoring the dignity of survivors and their children,” according to Csaba Krösi.

In this regard, the President stated his determination to draw the UN Member States’ attention to positive examples, such as the community-based strategy he observed at the Family Justice Center.

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Moreover, “We thank President of the UN GA Kőrösi for joining ENDGBV to share best practices in addressing domestic and gender-based violence,” said Mayor’s Office to ENDGBV Commissioner Cecile Noel.

Earlier, Mayor Adams signed two bills in support of ending GBV in the city. “We are honored to provide information on the City’s coordinated, comprehensive approach to meeting the special needs of survivors, which enables them to transition from a crisis to safety & recovery.

“Our partnership with the UN boosts our efforts to ensure that survivors know they are never alone as we launch our “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.”

Furthermore, NYC Commissioner for International Affairs Edward Mermelstein said, “Our Administration is committed to establishing a close bond between New York and the UN.

In order to find ways to reduce domestic and gender-based violence while upholding the rights of survivors, New York is proud to work with regional and international partners. The moment to take action is now”.