The Global Parliament of Mayors is honoured to welcome its newest member, Mayor Mohamed Sadiki elected as the Mayor of the City of Rabat in 2015. Rabat is also the host city of the Headquarters of UCLG-Africa, Morocco. The Kingdom of Morocco is fully committed to achieving the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) on time. The city [...]
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13 October 2020 - Daily Board member Mayor Ricardo Rio (Braga, Portugal) joined a high-level panel of city-leaders at the ASU+GSV Summit to discuss the opportunity of talent and the rise of 'Cities of the future'. Mayor Rio spoke about "the emergent role of cities as change-agents for education so that education can be tailored [...]
7 October 2020 - The Daily Board agrees to endorse the Mannheim-message of ICLEI Europe on Local Green Deals for a carbon neutral, sustainable and inclusive Europe. With the Mannheim Message2020 published on 21 September 2020, the mayors and decision-makers of Europe’s cities and regions are responding to the European Green Deal in the context [...]
2 October 2020 - If they work together, mayors can not only effect change at the local level but also far beyond the city limits. The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) thus seeks to shift more power towards cities and drive systemic change at national and global scale. Why is such an initiative [...]
Cities as UN partners for the future of multilateralism 22 September 2020 - At yesterday’s UN high level meeting of Heads of State and Government to commemorate the UN 75th anniversary Secretary-General Guterres presented the UN report “The future we want, the United Nations we need” that reflects on the outcome of the global conversation [...]
21 September 2020 - Today Mayor Marvin Rees (Bristol, UK), member of the Executive Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) will deliver an international resolution to accelerate efforts to halve violence by 2030 to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. The GPM, together with Peace In Our Cities, launched this resolution [...]
11 September 2020 - While COVID-19 has spread rapidly in urban and rural areas alike, scholars in the Center for Global Health Science & Security (CGHSS) at Georgetown University Medical Center have been working on pandemic preparedness in cities for years. Nearly a decade ago, Dr. Rebecca Katz, CGHSS Director, co-authored an article redefining the paradigm for [...]
28 October 2020 - To align to the UN General Assembly’s focus on reducing urban violence and to deliver the Sustainable Development Goal 16 – “to reduce violence everywhere” – together with Pathfinders and the Peace in Our Cities Campaign, the GPM has partnered to reach out to [...]
Between June and September 2020, more than 60 city councils signed off on the resolution on violence reduction together with 6 city networks representing over 400 metropolitan areas. The GPM is proud to join the 40 Days Safer Cities Challenge: an annual international campaign that starts on 21 September, the International Day of Peace, and runs until [...]