21 July, 2021 - As UN Secretary-General António Guterres argued, "there is enough food in our world now for everyone, if we act together." But we must act now. The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) calls on governments, international financial institutions, and other relevant institutions to take urgent action to solve the short-term crisis and prevent [...]
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7 July, 2022 - Cities have a transformative power. They can offer immense contributions to the overarching goal of progress towards an equitable world and our striving for a sustainable planet, economic stability, healthy lives, investment in a better future, and being stronger together. These are the action fields defined by the German G7 Presidency [...]
July, 2022 – Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE was elected as Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, in March 2018. Since assuming office, her work to #TransformFreetown has gained international attention for its inclusive and data-driven approach. She is a valued member of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) and the most recent recipient of the prestigious Dr. Benjamin [...]
Katowice, June 2022 - The Sicilian branch of the National Association of Italian Cities (ANCI) and the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) have signed a letter of intent to start an Associated Partnership. The Associated Partnership will include a representation of two Sicilian mayors in the GPM. Leoluca Orlando, President of the Sicilian branch of [...]
Katowice, June, 2022 – Over 45 mayors representing 20 countries, leaders of city networks, and representatives of international organisations came together at the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) Annual Summit. The event was hosted by Mayor Marcin Krupa of Katowice, Poland, with the title: “Transforming Together: How Cities Must Lead Democratic, Inclusive, and Innovative Global [...]
28 June 2022 — Today the German Marshall Fund announced that 51 mayors joined together to advance a Global Declaration of Mayors for Democracy in collaboration with the Global Parliament of Mayors, GMF Cities, and the Pact of Free Cities. Cities are on the front lines of the fight to preserve liberal democracy and defend [...]
28 June 2022 - The Global Parliament of Mayors has awarded the prestigious Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award to all Ukrainian Mayors, as a symbol of support for their resistance in the face of hostile attacks against and invasions of their cities. Their determination in safeguarding their citizens and territories, and their tenacious focus [...]
21 June 2022 - Around 21.5 million people per year on average over the past decade have had to flee their homes due to climate-related reasons. By 2050, it is estimated that 200 million people will be forced to leave their homes because of climate change. Mayors are optimally placed to address local challenges associated [...]
20 June 2022 - The GPM extends a warm welcome to mayor Bilubi Ulengabo Méschac, of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, who recently joined our organization! The city of Bukavu is the capital of the South Kivu Province, located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mayor Méschac is excited to interact [...]