8 January 2021 - The GPM stands united with US Conference of Mayors. We have watched the scene unfold at the US Capitol in horror. This lawlessness and violence have no place in a democracy. As disturbing as the images coming out of Washington are, they are sadly unsurprising given the US president’s incendiary comments [...]
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7 January 2021 - The GPM is proud to announce that four of its GPM members have been included in the longlist of the prestigious World Mayor Price: Mayors Kurz (Mannheim/Germany), Rio (Braga/Portugal), Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown/Sierra Leone) and Aboutaleb (Rotterdam/the Netherlands). The World Mayor Project honours mayors whose leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic has [...]
10 December 2020, Season's Greetings from the GPM Chair Peter Kurz Dear members of the GPM, Dr. Benjamin Barber wrote, “In an era of interdependence, where nation-states have become dys-functional and cities and metroregions are everywhere rising, it is time to take the visionary leap from effective local governance to true global governance.” As we [...]
11 December 2020 - As member of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments the GPM supports a joint statement of the Global Taskforce presented at a special session of the United Nations General Assembly on 3 and 4 December 2020. In the statement the Local and Regional Goverments urge the UN to support [...]
7 December 2020 - COVID-19 has hit our cities at different speeds. Over the past months, mayors and city leaders have been faced with unprecedented challenges. We have had to adjust and reframe our knowledge and experience in response to the worldwide pandemic. It is in this light that the Global Parliament of Mayors has [...]
2 December 2020 - The Global Parliament of Mayors is honoured to welcome its newest member, Hélder Silva elected as the Mayor of Mafra in 2013. Mayor Silva participated during the GPM Summit in Durban, South Africa, in 2019 and has signed the GPM Resolution on Violence Reduction in 2020. The city of Mafra is [...]