GPM ANNUAL SUMMIT 2019 - The Summit will bring global city leaders and additionally networks and international experts together to discuss city leadership and key global challenges at a local level. GPM mayors and non-member mayors are invited to the event - Registration 2019 [...]
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GPM Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema, along with the Mayors of nine other major European cities have signed an open letter in which they express concern over “More nuisances, feelings of insecurity and a ‘touristification’ of their neighbourhoods” (Press Release 2019) in connection with AIRBNB rentals. Among the cities that signed the letter is Barcelona, [...]
According to UNHCR latest data we are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. In addition stateless people have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights [...]
The GPM is proud to congratulate its Honorary Member and former Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille with the appointed position as Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet. "I have fought for justice in our country for more than 40 years and have no plans to give up fighting. [...]
The Hague, June 3, 2019 – On behalf of the Global Parliament of Mayors Advisory Committee it is an honour to announce Lord Wei as newest Member of the Advisory Committee. Lord Wei is expected to be of exceptional value to strengthen the focus on structural financial support for the GPM. The Global Parliament of [...]
Nairobi, Kenya – 30 May, 2019 – During the very first UN-Habitat Assembly, the Global Parliament of Mayors is proud to have been given the opportunity to present the GPM Resolution on “Empowering cities to cope with global challenges”. Initiated by the GPM, 43 Mayors support the resolution, representing 43 cities from 27 countries and [...]
Dear Mayors, Welcome to the second Global Parliament of Mayors Talent Cities blog! Interest continues to grow in GPM Talent Cities from mayors around the world and with just as much excitement, we can add that several cities are already engaged in Talent Cities activities. To meet the demand, the Talent Cities team is growing [...]
8 May 2019 – The Hague The City of Amsterdam has taken an important measurement in local self-governance in support of sustainability and climate change. Last week the City Council of Amsterdam announced, by Mayor and GPM member Femke Halsema, its initiative to ban all petrol and diesel cars from the city by 2030. This [...]
Nowadays more and more cities start raising their voices and get involved in the international policy-making. People used to perceive cities as local governments that have nothing to do with global governance. Fortunately, this conviction is long obsolete since the cities are now more than ever involved in shaping global policies and initiatives. According to [...]