Most states are still failing to meet minimum international standards to detect, assess, report, or respond to major public health threats. At least five underlying factors seem to be quickening up the risk of pandemics: globalization, high-density living, massive environmental degradation, climate change and population displacement. The cycle of neglect, carelessness, and panic that follow pandemics is lethal — [...]
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In the built-up to GPM's Strategic Session in Mannheim, Germany, business magazine Capital has published an article about the collective power of urban cities and the key role of the Global Mayor to solve global issues by finding the solution in urban space. „The global challenges are all taking place in the midst of [...]
PRESS RELEASE Partnership Global Parliament of Mayors and New Learning Ventures Launch of the GPM Talent Cities Programme The Hague, January 31, 2019 – The Global Parliament of Mayors and New Learning Ventures (Delaware/USA) will work together to create GPM Talent Cities. The GPM Talent Cities programme aims to develop tailor made projects in cities [...]
The Hague - January 25, 2019 - In response to the recent politically motivated threats against Bristol’s Mayor Marvin Rees and Deputy Mayor Asher Craig, the Global Parliament of Mayors is in solidarity with Mayor Rees in calling for an open city-wide discussion to debate the current divisive discourse of political debate at local [...]
The Global Parliament of Mayors is proud to welcome five new GPM Mayors: Beira, Dakar, Freetown, Nijmegen and Rotterdam. GPM mayors will cooperate on critical issues such as migration, refugee protection, health, pandemic disease, social inclusion and urban security, and will connect with experts in relevant fields and expert organisations around the world. We believe [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]