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. [...]
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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 [...]
Dear Mayors, Welcome to the second Global Parliament of Mayors Talent Cities blog! Interest continues to grow in GPM Talent Cities from mayors around the world and with just as much excitement, we can add that several cities are already engaged in Talent Cities activities. To meet the demand, the Talent Cities team is growing [...]
8 May 2019 – The Hague The City of Amsterdam has taken an important measurement in local self-governance in support of sustainability and climate change. Last week the City Council of Amsterdam announced, by Mayor and GPM member Femke Halsema, its initiative to ban all petrol and diesel cars from the city by 2030. This [...]
Nowadays more and more cities start raising their voices and get involved in the international policy-making. People used to perceive cities as local governments that have nothing to do with global governance. Fortunately, this conviction is long obsolete since the cities are now more than ever involved in shaping global policies and initiatives. According to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]