GPM Cites Braga & Brussels shortlisted to become the first European Capital of Democracy 2023-2024

2022-12-05T16:57:07+01:00

5 December 2022 - Braga and Brussels have been selected on a shortlist to become the first European Capital of Democracy (ECoD) 2023-2024. Alongside Barcelona, the three cities are frontrunners in democracy, were selected by the Experts' Jury after intensive visits to the candidate cities and analysing their detailed multifaceted approach programmes toward democracy. The [...]

GPM Cites Braga & Brussels shortlisted to become the first European Capital of Democracy 2023-20242022-12-05T16:57:07+01:00

Welcome to Mayor Danela Arsovska (Skopje, Macedonia), the newest member of the GPM

2022-12-01T11:43:04+01:00

01 December 2022 - The Global Parliament of Mayors is excited to announce that Mayor Danela Arsovska of Skopje, Macedonia, has joined the organisation. Mayor Arsovska was elected as Mayor of Skopje in 2021. Back in 2014, she was voted in as President of the Macedonian Chambers of Commerce, the union of national chambers of [...]

Welcome to Mayor Danela Arsovska (Skopje, Macedonia), the newest member of the GPM2022-12-01T11:43:04+01:00

GPM at COP27: ‘Cities Leading Implementation – The Essential Ingredients for Success’

2022-11-16T16:36:16+01:00

16 November 2022 - In partnership with Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week (ADSW) and Masdar City, the GPM hosted today an onsite Roundtable for mayors at COP27. GPM Mayors Sharon Dijksma (Utrecht, the Netherlands), Rohey Malick Lowe (Banjul, the Gambia), and Manuel de Araujo (Quelimane, Mozambique) contributed to the debate. Mayor Marcin Krupa (Katowice, Poland) and Ms. Phyllis Dickerson, ED African American [...]

GPM at COP27: ‘Cities Leading Implementation – The Essential Ingredients for Success’2022-11-16T16:36:16+01:00

GPM at COP27: ‘Financing low carbon, resilient and inclusive cities through multi-level governance’

2022-11-10T11:52:40+01:00

10 November 2022 - At COP27, Vice Chair Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe of Banjul (the Gambia) will participate in the panel on 'Financing low carbon, resilient and inclusive cities through multi-level governance’ hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI). The session will take place on November 11, 12.00 – 13.30 pm EET, in the Multi-level [...]

GPM at COP27: ‘Financing low carbon, resilient and inclusive cities through multi-level governance’2022-11-10T11:52:40+01:00

GPM endorses IPCC Summary for Urban Policymakers

2022-11-09T15:07:16+01:00

9 November 2022 – The GPM supports the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Summary for Urban Policymakers. The Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) has convened IPCC report authors acting in an independent capacity with local government officials, national governments and business communities through partnerships with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy's networks of cities, the Resilience [...]

GPM endorses IPCC Summary for Urban Policymakers2022-11-09T15:07:16+01:00

World Cities Day: responding to malaria in urban areas

2022-11-10T09:30:36+01:00

31 October 2022 - By 2050, nearly 7 out of 10 people globally will live in cities and other urban settings. Although many will benefit from their urban status, rapid and unplanned urbanization can have negative social and environmental health impacts, particularly on the poorest and most vulnerable. While urbanization, overall, is expected to reduce [...]

World Cities Day: responding to malaria in urban areas2022-11-10T09:30:36+01:00

Freetown Awarded C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Award 2022

2022-10-26T19:36:06+02:00

24 October 2022 - Congratulations to GPM Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE of Freetown on winning the 2022 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards under the 'Innovative Climate Solutions' category. Freetown won the award for the project FreetownTheTreeTown, an initiative set up with the objective to plant, digitally track, and grow 1 million trees across Freetown by [...]

Freetown Awarded C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Award 20222022-10-26T19:36:06+02:00

Launch of the Peace in Our Cities Report: ‘Guiding Principles and Inspiring Actions: Operationalizing the Resolution to Reduce Urban Violence’

2022-10-24T12:32:35+02:00

24 October 2022 - As part of this year’s Urban October, a month that spotlights opportunities and challenges faced by residents in cities and urban areas, the Global Parliament of Mayors is partnering with Peace in Our Cities & UN-Habitat to invite you to a public launch of the Peace in Our Cities Report, Guiding Principles and Inspiring Actions: Operationalizing [...]

Launch of the Peace in Our Cities Report: ‘Guiding Principles and Inspiring Actions: Operationalizing the Resolution to Reduce Urban Violence’2022-10-24T12:32:35+02:00

‘Cities At the Intersection: Culture, Climate and Migration’

2022-10-19T15:08:28+02:00

19 October 2022 - The research report ‘Cities At The Intersection: Culture, Climate and Migration’ conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Indian Institute for Human Settlement and part of the GPM project “Uniting Mayors: Local Solutions to Global Climate Challenges” is available on this website. The report is built around four [...]

‘Cities At the Intersection: Culture, Climate and Migration’2022-10-19T15:08:28+02:00

GPM welcomes new member Mayor Arifi of Presevo, Serbia

2022-10-19T10:34:32+02:00

19 October 2022 – The GPM is proud to welcome Mayor Shqiprim Arifi of Presevo (Serbia) as newest member of the GPM. Mayor Arifi was elected president of the municipality of Presevo in 2016, was re-elected in 2018 and again in April 2022. Mayor Arifi was born in Mannheim, Germany, where he started his own [...]

GPM welcomes new member Mayor Arifi of Presevo, Serbia2022-10-19T10:34:32+02:00