The GPM Annual Summit 2019 will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 9th to 11th November 2019. The main theme is 'Empowering Cities for the 2020s, a decade of change: shaping multi-level governance on a global scale'. The GPM programme will focus on key global challenges including migration, urban security, and public health. More information [...]
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11 April 2019 - Today Mayor Neupane of Vyas Municipality and Mr Rajendra Bahadur Adhikari, Advisor, International Relations/Affairs Vyas Municipality, were warmly welcomed by Mayor Rees at the Bristol City Council. Both Mayors are part of the GPM Executive Committe and discussed among other topics the GPM development, provision of basic needs for citizens, public [...]
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed during the Global Strategic Dialogue Series, its first session convened jointly by the City of Mannheim and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). The parties shall collaborate on the involvement of mayors and local authorities in sustainable development and multilevel governance. The purpose of this MoU [...]
Bristol has launched a fundraising link in their sustainability campaign to help the city of Beira in Mozambique. Bristol's connection to Beira has been based on charity support for 30 years through Bristol's special relationship as a Twin City. Last week the port city of Beira in Mozambique was directly hit by Cyclone Idai and [...]
2019-03-22 UTRECHT - Participants carry a banner saying: Utrecht will never bend during the silent march. ANP Robin Van Lonkhuijsen. 25 March 2019 - On Friday a silent March was initiated by residents from Utrecht, the Netherlands, to show respect to the victims of the shooting that took place during public transport commute [...]
Dear Mayors, Welcome to the first Global Parliament of Mayors Talent Cities blog! We are excited to say that so far, more than 15 mayors have expressed interest from cities in the UK, the EU, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the US, representing the opportunity to impact 13+ million citizens. These cities are [...]
It is with great sadness to hear of the tragic mass shooting and terror that took place at two mosques on 15 March 2019 during the Friday Prayer. We express our condolences and deepest sympathy to the family, friends, members of the City Council and all citizens of New Zealand in this time of mourning [...]
The Cyclone Idai storm made landfall shortly after midnight on March 15 in Beira, GPM member city and a port city on the coast of Mozambique, with winds that brought huge rains and submerged villages as it moved inland towards Zimbabwe and Malawi. Beira has been affected heavily by this as it seems 90 per [...]
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 — [...]