Co-Chair of Raqqa Civil Council in North and East Syria Leila Mustapha awarded 2021 World Mayors Prize

LONDON — This year’s World Mayors Prize was awarded to nine mayors. Among them was Co-Chair of the Raqqa Civil Council in North and East Syria, Leila Mustapha.

The World Mayors Prize is awarded every two years by the London-based World Mayors Project to mayors around the world based on their work. The mayors’ provision of daily services is evaluated relative to national and international standards.

The statement declared that the Mayor World Prize was awarded to Mustapha for her efforts in the reconstruction of Raqqa after its liberation from the Islamic State (ISIS).

Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Nadine Maenza, via Twitter, congratulated Leila Mustapha on receiving the award.