In cooperation with the World Refugee Council, the Centre for International Governance Innovation publishes the World Refugee Council Research Paper Series. The GPM Advisory Committee Co-chair Robert Muggah together with Adriana Erthal Adbenur have contributed to this series by writing: 'Refugees and the City: The Twenty-first-century Front Line'. "Cities are on the front line of forced migration. They [...]
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One of the topics at the GPM Annual Summit 2018 will be ‘dealing with health as part of city resilience’. Mayors and experts will discuss, share and deliberate on pandemic preparedness and ensuring cities are ready for this aspect to demographic shifts. Together with GPM Advisory Committee members Sheila Foster and Robert Muggah, experts at [...]
"Maps are as old as man. Not surprisingly, they can help us get our heads around complex ideas” says GPM Advisory Committee Co-Chair Robert Muggah. From refugee flows, to rising sea levels, to fires and light pollution. Overlaying maps with data allow us to gain insights and make correlations we otherwise would not have made. Find [...]
The GPM congratulates Executive Committee member Mayor Wolusmal on his appointment as minister at the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing. As a pioneer mayor of the GPM who has been involved since the early days of the organisation, it has been a pleasure to work with Mayor Wolusmal in developing the Global Parliament of Mayors. [...]
Amman, June 2018 - Amman's Mayor Yousef Al Shawarbeh: "Amman has been a pioneer city of the GPM, having joined the Inaugural Convening in The Hague in September 2016. We praise the distinguished ‘Cities’ champion’ the late Dr. Barbers for his legacy on having an action-oriented platform like the GPM to address challenges, [...]
The Hague, June 2018 - The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) has officially become a member of the Global Taskforce and looks forward to a fruitful collaboration. GPM Executive Committee Vice Chair, Mayor Kurz from Mannheim, Germany, says the following about the GPM’s membership: "I am very happy about the acceptance of the Global Parliament [...]
Amsterdam, June 2018 - Amsterdam's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen
Pilar, May 2018 - Pilar's Mayor Nicolás Ducoté: " I celebrate the oportunities provided by this forum, which gives us the possibility of improving our public administrations. I am grateful for the exchange of many exceptional ideas and experiences from different cities among the world".
" There are more than 20m refugees in the world today, more than at any time since the end of the second world war. Nearly 90% reside in poor countries. In many, to preserve jobs for natives, governments bar refugees from working in the formal economy. Uganda has shown how a different approach can [...]
Mayor Marvin Rees, who becomes the first mayor to take part in UN discussions on the global compact for migration in New York, said cities as well as national governments needed to be involved in the attempt to create a worldwide framework for the management of migration. “We need not just city leaders but international [...]