September 14, 2022 – On September 13, the first-ever meeting of G7 Ministers for Urban Development took place in Potsdam, Germany. GPM Chair Mayor Peter Kurz (Mannheim, Germany) was invited by Minster Klara Geywitz to represent Urban7 at this groundbreaking meeting. GPM Chair Mayor Kurz exchanged intensively with the ministers on topics ranging from climate [...]
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6 September 2022 - In partnership with Masdar City and the Global Parliament of Mayors, Talent CitiesTM will host the ADSW Web Series: Cities Bringing Talent in the Innovation Economy on Tuesday, September 13th at 15:00 GTS. Join us for an in-depth discussion exploring talent gaps and the opportunities they offer for achieving economic growth and [...]
29 August 2022 - On Thursday, October 6th, the members of the Global Parliament of Mayors will meet online to discuss the track for the organisation in the coming year. Meeting once a year, the members of the Association will take formal decisions to ensure the continuity of the GPM's work, mission, and vision. Some [...]
July, 2022 - The GPM welcomes Mayor Andre Kapampa Kamwanya of Kasumbalesa (DRC) to the GPM. Mayor Kapampa has been appointed in 2019. The city of Kasumbalesa is located in the Haut-Katanga Province, a relatively new border city in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that has been created in 2018. The [...]
July, 2022 - The GPM is proud to welcome Mayor Olga Ditsie of Jwaneng (Botswana) as newest member of the GPM. Mayor Ditsie advocates for female representation in politics and inspires many women looking to succeed in the rough and tumble cutthroat world. Previously, Mayor Ditsie has served as Deputy Mayor of Jwaneng. Jwaneng is a town located [...]
July, 2022 - The GPM is honoured to welcome its newest member, Hon. Mayor Lauriane Kalombo Mwewa of Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo). Mayor Mwewa has been appoined in January 2022 and strongly advocates for the empowerment of women. Lubumbashi is the third-largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, located in the country's [...]
July, 2022 - The GPM extends a warm welcome to governor Peter Anyang' Nyong'o of Kisumu (Kenya). Kisumu is the third-largest city in Kenya after the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu serves as a trading and transportation hub for the Great Lakes region in western Kenya. The GPM is excited to [...]
21 July, 2021 - As UN Secretary-General António Guterres argued, "there is enough food in our world now for everyone, if we act together." But we must act now. The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) calls on governments, international financial institutions, and other relevant institutions to take urgent action to solve the short-term crisis and prevent [...]
7 July, 2022 - Cities have a transformative power. They can offer immense contributions to the overarching goal of progress towards an equitable world and our striving for a sustainable planet, economic stability, healthy lives, investment in a better future, and being stronger together. These are the action fields defined by the German G7 Presidency [...]
July, 2022 – Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE was elected as Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, in March 2018. Since assuming office, her work to #TransformFreetown has gained international attention for its inclusive and data-driven approach. She is a valued member of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) and the most recent recipient of the prestigious Dr. Benjamin [...]