24 February, 2021 - It is with great sadness that the GPM heard of the passing away of Mayor Daviz Simango, mayor of Beira, Mozambique. Mayor Daviz Simango was member of [...]
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7 February 2021 - The GPM is very proud to announce that GPM Mayors Kurz (Mannheim, Germany, GPM Chair), Rio (Braga, Portugal, GPM Treasurer), Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown, Sierra Leone) and Aboutaleb (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) have been included in the shortlist for the 2021 World Mayor Prize. The shortlist includes 32 mayors from 21 countries, from some [...]
25 January 2021 - GPM's partner from Georgetown University, Rebecca Katz and Matthew Boyce, have published a new article on the importance of city networks and organizations during the global response to the COVID-10 pandemic. Abstract Recent years have witnessed cities establishing themselves as major players in addressing global issues, often taking collective action through [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]