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Visit the GPM Summit Webpage

2019-07-18T09:09:08+01:00

GPM ANNUAL SUMMIT 2019 - The Summit will bring global city leaders and additionally networks and international experts together to discuss city leadership and key global challenges at a local level. GPM mayors and non-member mayors are invited to the event - Registration 2019 [...]

Visit the GPM Summit Webpage 2019-07-18T09:09:08+01:00

European Cities take a stand, A carte blanche for holiday rental platforms is not the solution.

2019-06-21T13:14:46+01:00

GPM Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema, along with the Mayors of nine other major European cities have signed an open letter in which they express concern over  “More nuisances, feelings of insecurity and a ‘touristification’ of their neighbourhoods” (Press Release 2019) in connection with AIRBNB rentals. Among the cities that signed the letter is Barcelona, [...]

European Cities take a stand, A carte blanche for holiday rental platforms is not the solution. 2019-06-21T13:14:46+01:00

Night of the Refugee

2019-06-20T09:27:20+01:00

According to UNHCR latest data we are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. In addition stateless people have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights [...]

Night of the Refugee 2019-06-20T09:27:20+01:00

Patricia de Lille appointed Minister Public Works and Infrastructure

2019-06-12T08:58:40+01:00

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. [...]

Patricia de Lille appointed Minister Public Works and Infrastructure 2019-06-12T08:58:40+01:00

Lord Wei newest addition to the Advisory Committee

2019-06-03T13:43:41+01:00

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 [...]

Lord Wei newest addition to the Advisory Committee 2019-06-03T13:43:41+01:00

Presentation GPM Resolution at the first UN Habitat Assembly, Nairobi Kenya

2019-06-18T08:17:02+01:00

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 [...]

Presentation GPM Resolution at the first UN Habitat Assembly, Nairobi Kenya 2019-06-18T08:17:02+01:00

Amsterdam to ban diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030

2019-05-08T14:46:28+01:00

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 [...]

Amsterdam to ban diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030 2019-05-08T14:46:28+01:00

Cities Are Rising in Influence and Power on the Global Stage

2019-04-25T14:13:44+01:00

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 [...]

Cities Are Rising in Influence and Power on the Global Stage 2019-04-25T14:13:44+01:00

GPM Summit Registration is open!

2019-04-25T14:08:06+01:00

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 [...]

GPM Summit Registration is open! 2019-04-25T14:08:06+01:00

Mayor Rees warmly welcomes Mayor Neupane

2019-04-25T14:14:30+01:00

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 [...]

Mayor Rees warmly welcomes Mayor Neupane 2019-04-25T14:14:30+01:00