The New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs works to foster positive relations and encourage collaboration between the international community and New York City’s agencies and local neighborhoods. The Office is focused on sharing New York City’s policies and best practices globally, as well as responding to requests from foreign governments, the United Nations, and the U.S. Department of State. International Affairs also advises City agencies on diplomatic and consular matters, and provides guidance to the diplomatic and consular community on City-related issues. On the trade and investment side, the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs assists international businesses that are considering entering New York City, and helps New York City-based businesses make connections internationally. The Office works with the diplomatic community, international businesses, and City partners to create economic opportunities for all New Yorkers.