Katowice, June 2022 – The Sicilian branch of the National Association of Italian Cities (ANCI) and the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) have signed a letter of intent to start an Associated Partnership. The Associated Partnership will include a representation of two Sicilian mayors in the GPM.

Leoluca Orlando, President of the Sicilian branch of ANCI, said “it is a wonderful opportunity for Sicilian mayors to participate in the GPM and to make the voice of Sicilian mayors heard at the global level”.

Peter Kurz, Chair of the GPM, welcomed ANCI-Sicilia as the first Association of Cities to be accepted as Associated Partner of the GPM and noted “the GPM and ANCI Sicilia have mutual interests in empowering cities and building global governance on an equal footing with the nation states for an inclusive and sustainable world. We hope that more national associations of mayors and their cities will join the GPM as Associated Partners to strengthen further the global voice of mayors.”