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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“To be awakened in the middle of our night to a mass shooting and the 250th shooting in our country this year happened in Dayton. What really goes through my mind is one seems completely preventable, and I question ‘When is enough, enough?'” Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley during the press conference on the mass shooting [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOU00-wjdCc A special Cities Edition with GPM Mayors Marvin Rees (Bristol) and Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown) together with Mayor Giuseppe Sala (Milan) came together in New York City to discuss the interdependency of cities on migration, climate change and democratic legitimacy as part of the Mayors Migration Council. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr advocates for a [...]
Bern, Switzerland Alec von Graffenried Banjul, Gambia Rohey Malick Lowe Gagra, Pakistan Syed Salar Jehan Itahari, Nepal Dwariklal Chaudhary The GPM is honoured to welcome 4 new members, from 4 different continents, to the global parliament of mayors. The GPM strives for regional representation [...]
It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman after a targetted attack on the Mayor's office in Mogadishu. The attack killed 8 government officials. As Mayor Osman had been fighting for his life on Thursday 1 August 2019, Osman had died in Qatar, where he had been [...]
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 [...]