The GPM Annual Summit 2019 was hosted by Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda and brought global city leaders and additionally networks and international experts together to discuss city leadership and key global challenges at a local level. The GPM was honored by the following keynote speakers, Minister of Public Works and Infrasturctre of the Republic of South Africa Patricia de Lille, Secretary General of UCLG Emilia Saiz and President of U.S. Conference of Mayors and Mayor of Rochester Hills Bryan Barnett. The GPM was delighted to include the following representation from UCLG, Metropolis, ICLEI, UN Habitat, AFUS, Strong Cities Network, Eurocities, OECD and the Mayors Migration Council. We thank IOM, UNICEF and ICRC for participating in the discussions with the Mayors at the Summit. A special gratitude to Georgetown University and Wilton Park for their outstanding contribution. The GPM Mayors have developed the GPM Durban Declaration.