The Hague - January, 2019 - “I cannot accept that you produce criminality,” said Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo and GPM Mayor. Hereby Orlando has made a strong statement by ordering its local registry office to reject the new ‘decreto sicurezza’ clause, because it abolishes asylum protection for migrants. This security law makes it [...]
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The Hague - January 14, 2019 - The GPM is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mayor Pawel Adamowicz of Gdańsk, Poland, after being stabbed in the heart last evening during a charity event in Gdańsk. With his passing, we have lost a progressive and inspiring colleague who was admired and supported [...]
Cities, not nation-states, are the dominant unit of human organization in the twenty-first century. Humanity has shifted from a predominantly rural to urban species in a startlingly short period of time. The world today is stitched together by thousands of small, medium, and large cities—including 31 mega-cities, depending on how you define them—that are dramatically [...]
The GPM is proud to present its official Summit 2018 video, including the GPM Bristol Declaration 2018 and Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award winners. Watch the full video with 80 mayors and city network leaders, international organizations and UN agencies that debated and voted on the critical global issues of migration, health and urban security.
The Hague, November 2018 - It is with great pleasure that Global Parliament of Mayors announces the publication of the GPM Summit 2018 report. More than 80 mayors and city network leaders from six continents gathered in Bristol to convene on the topics of migration, urban security and health, reflecting the pressing issues of the world. The outcome [...]
The Hague, November 2018 - Bristol was the site of the passing of the torch, as the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) General Meeting elected three new members to the Executive Committee. In addition to three new members, the Executive Committee chair, Cape Town, South Africa Mayor Patricia de Lille stepped down. Former vice chair [...]
Bristol, November, 2018 - The General Meeting of the Global Parliament of Mayors has appointed Patricia de Lille, former mayor of Cape Town (South Africa), Jozias van Aartsen, former mayor of The Hague and Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and Ed Johnson, former mayor of Asbury Park (USA), as the first Honorary [...]
Bristol, 23 October 2018 - More than 80 mayors and city network leaders from six continents gathered in Bristol to convene on the topics of migration, urban security and health, reflecting the pressing issues of the world. The outcome of the debates between mayors led to the Bristol Declaration of the 2018 Annual Summit of the [...]
Bristol – 21 October. The 2018 Annual Summit of the Global Parliament of Mayors kicked off Sunday evening at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery by awarding not one by two Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Awards. Mayor Zandile Gumede of Durban, South Africa was awarded for her devotion to human rights, health, safety, [...]
Braga, Ocotber 2018 - Braga's Mayor Rio: "Braga is an open city to the world and values the exchange of experiences, interchange and international partnerships. To be a member of Global Parliament of Mayors is very important to the city of Braga and I expect to make an important contribution with my fellow mayors to improve [...]