Amman, Freetown, and Rotterdam, winners of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge

2022-01-19T14:48:00+01:00

18 January, 2022 - The GPM wants to extend its congratulations to the cities of Amman, Freetown, and Rotterdam, which were chosen as one of the winners for the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge. Among 13 other cities, Amman, Freetown, and Rotterdam were rewarded and recognized for designing the most ambitious urban innovations to emerge from [...]

Amman, Freetown, and Rotterdam, winners of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge2022-01-19T14:48:00+01:00

GPM Annual Summit 2021 Final Report and Video

2022-01-18T17:25:54+01:00

17 January, 2022 - The GPM is proud to share the video and the report of the Annual Summit 2021 in Palermo, Italy. This year’s event addressed how cities are rebuilding in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, exploring the role of mayors in advocating for and implementing policies to improve the living conditions of [...]

GPM Annual Summit 2021 Final Report and Video2022-01-18T17:25:54+01:00

Remembering David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament

2022-01-18T10:19:48+01:00

13 January, 2022 - It is with great sadness that the GPM learned of the passing of European Parliament President David Sassoli. In honor of Mr.Sassoli, GPM Executive Committee member Mayor Leoluca Orlando of Palermo (Italy) has shared the following reflections. David Sassoli: antifascist President who took a stand for welcoming migrants In these hours, [...]

Remembering David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament2022-01-18T10:19:48+01:00

Season’s Greetings from GPM Chair Peter Kurz

2021-12-20T18:51:18+01:00

Dear members and partners of the GPM, At the GPM Annual Summit in Palermo, Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called on us, as mayors, to approach the challenges we face with an attitude that reflects the interconnectedness of our humanity and our cities. In the past year, despite the continued challenges, I believe we have [...]

Season’s Greetings from GPM Chair Peter Kurz2021-12-20T18:51:18+01:00

GPM endorses the African and European Mayors Statement on Covid-19 Vaccine Equity

2021-12-13T14:19:40+01:00

13 December, 2021 - The GPM endorses the African and European Statement on Covid-19 Vaccine Equity, calling equal access to vaccines for everyone, having a coordinated and global response to ensure vaccines reach people faster. Urgent action needs to be taken to improve the access to vaccines for all, and more specifically to accelerate the [...]

GPM endorses the African and European Mayors Statement on Covid-19 Vaccine Equity2021-12-13T14:19:40+01:00

Mayor Bryan Barnett appointed Vice Chair GPM Executive Committee

2021-12-20T17:52:00+01:00

14 December 2021 - Mayor Bryan Barnett, mayor of the city of Rochester Hills, Michigan/USA, has been appointed Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors. Mayor Barnett, currently serving his 15th year as mayor of Rochester Hills and former President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM),  joined the [...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett appointed Vice Chair GPM Executive Committee2021-12-20T17:52:00+01:00

GPM Mayor Aki-Sawyerr speaker at President Biden’s Summit For Democracy

2021-12-20T18:02:59+01:00

10 December, 2021 - GPM Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown, Sierra Leone) was speaker at the Summit for Democracy, hosted by President Joe Biden.  This two-day summit brought together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies [...]

GPM Mayor Aki-Sawyerr speaker at President Biden’s Summit For Democracy2021-12-20T18:02:59+01:00

GPM co-host of the Summit for Democracy

2021-12-02T17:18:22+01:00

30 November, 2021 – The Global Parliament of Mayors is extremely proud to be partnering with the governments of the United States, Germany, The Netherlands, and the German Marshall Fund, as well as the Woodrow Wilson Center to organize the side event “Mayors Delivering Democracy Daily” of the Summit for Democracy. The event, held on December [...]

GPM co-host of the Summit for Democracy2021-12-02T17:18:22+01:00

Lord Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe appointed Vice Chair GPM Executive Committee

2021-12-20T18:02:05+01:00

29 November, 2021 – Lord Mayor of Banjul Rohey Malick Lowe (Banjul, The Gambia) has been appointed Vice Chair of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM). In her position as Vice Chair, Mayor Lowe is now a member of the GPM’s Daily Board, joining Mayor Peter Kurz (Mannheim, Germany), who serves as Chair of the [...]

Lord Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe appointed Vice Chair GPM Executive Committee2021-12-20T18:02:05+01:00

Blog on Displacement Rural to Cities by Nisha Rai

2021-12-20T17:36:45+01:00

29 November, 2021 – In collaboration with the British Council the GPM is giving a platform to youth voices to share their perspective on climate related migration. This blog series is part of the joint project “Uniting Mayors for Local Solutions to Global Climate Challenges”, in partnership with the British Council as part of The [...]

Blog on Displacement Rural to Cities by Nisha Rai2021-12-20T17:36:45+01:00