From Sunday September 24 to Tuesday September 26, the 2nd Annual Convening of the GPM will be hosted by the City of Stavanger, Norway. The Annual Convening aims to bring together the GPM mayors from all over the world, with experts and (UN) organizations, to share their experiences in addressing global critical issues in cities and to develop ideas to take common actions. The main focus of the convening will be on the themes that have been determined by the GPM members in 2016: Migration, Climate Change, Governance and Urban Security as a new theme.

The Annual Convening will pay tribute to Dr. Benjamin Barber, Founder of the Global Parliament of Mayors and first Chair of the GPM Consultative Committee, who passed away on April 24 2017.

Sunday September 24 (from 19:00 hrs) Welcome reception and registration
Monday September 25 Plenary sessions, working sessions
Dinner for mayors and invited guests
Tuesday September 26 (until 18:00 hrs) Strategic and working sessions Presentation of the ‘GPM call to action 2017-2018’

Mayors are invited to pre-register by sending an e-mail to More information will be published on the GPM website at the end of May.