8 March 2021 - The Global Parliament of Mayors has signed onto a Joint Statement to call for women’s leadership & political participation to build peaceful, just & inclusive cities. The statement has been initiated by GPM's partner Peace in our Cities. Too few of our local leaders and mayors are women. Although women account [...]
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3 March 2021 – Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee has announced that the GPM Annual Summit is postponed to 21-23 October 2021 in Palermo, Italy. For the first time the GPM Summit will be a hybrid event with interactive sessions online and on location in Palermo. The GPM is thankful for [...]
2 March 2021 - On February 25, mayors from around the world came together to discuss the interconnected issues of climate change and forced migration. The virtual session marked the start of the project “Uniting Mayors: Local Solutions to Global Climate Challenges,” an initiative by the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) and British Council (BC). [...]
24 February, 2021 - It is with great sadness that the GPM heard of the passing away of Mayor Daviz Simango, mayor of Beira, Mozambique. Mayor Daviz Simango was member of the GPM and winner of the dr Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award 2018. Mayor Simango was elected mayor of Beira in 2003 and remained [...]
7 February 2021 - The GPM is very proud to announce that GPM Mayors Kurz (Mannheim, Germany, GPM Chair), Rio (Braga, Portugal, GPM Treasurer), Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown, Sierra Leone) and Aboutaleb (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) have been included in the shortlist for the 2021 World Mayor Prize. The shortlist includes 32 mayors from 21 countries, from some [...]
25 January 2021 - GPM's partner from Georgetown University, Rebecca Katz and Matthew Boyce, have published a new article on the importance of city networks and organizations during the global response to the COVID-10 pandemic. Abstract Recent years have witnessed cities establishing themselves as major players in addressing global issues, often taking collective action through [...]
8 January 2021 - The GPM stands united with US Conference of Mayors. We have watched the scene unfold at the US Capitol in horror. This lawlessness and violence have no place in a democracy. As disturbing as the images coming out of Washington are, they are sadly unsurprising given the US president’s incendiary comments [...]