Statement on Violence and Chaos at US Capitol Washington DC

2021-01-07T18:40:02+01:00

8 January 2021 - The GPM stands united with US Conference of Mayors. We have watched the scene unfold at the US Capitol in horror. This lawlessness and violence have no place in a democracy. As disturbing as the images coming out of Washington are, they are sadly unsurprising given the US president’s incendiary comments [...]

Statement on Violence and Chaos at US Capitol Washington DC2021-01-07T18:40:02+01:00

Four GPM Mayors on longlist World Mayor Prize

2021-01-14T15:59:38+01:00

7 January 2021 - The GPM is proud to announce that four of its GPM members  have been included in the longlist of the prestigious World Mayor Price: Mayors Kurz (Mannheim/Germany), Rio (Braga/Portugal), Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown/Sierra Leone) and Aboutaleb (Rotterdam/the Netherlands). The World Mayor Project honours mayors whose leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic has [...]

Four GPM Mayors on longlist World Mayor Prize2021-01-14T15:59:38+01:00

Season’s Greetings from the GPM Chair Peter Kurz

2021-01-14T15:46:27+01:00

10 December 2020, Season's Greetings from the GPM Chair Peter Kurz Dear members of the GPM, Dr. Benjamin Barber wrote, “In an era of interdependence, where nation-states have become dys-functional and cities and metroregions are everywhere rising, it is time to take the visionary leap from effective local governance to true global governance.” As we [...]

Season’s Greetings from the GPM Chair Peter Kurz2021-01-14T15:46:27+01:00

Joint Statement Global Taskforce Local and Regional Governments

2021-01-07T06:49:53+01:00

11 December 2020 - As member of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments the GPM supports a joint statement of the Global Taskforce presented at a special session of the United Nations General Assembly on 3 and 4 December 2020. In the statement the Local and Regional Goverments urge the UN to support [...]

Joint Statement Global Taskforce Local and Regional Governments2021-01-07T06:49:53+01:00

Webinar Report: rethinking the city: how mayors respond to the needs of a post-COVID city

2021-01-07T06:48:27+01:00

7 December 2020 - COVID-19 has hit our cities at different speeds. Over the past months, mayors and city leaders have been faced with unprecedented challenges. We have had to adjust and reframe our knowledge and experience in response to the worldwide pandemic. It is in this light that the Global Parliament of Mayors has [...]

Webinar Report: rethinking the city: how mayors respond to the needs of a post-COVID city2021-01-07T06:48:27+01:00

The GPM Welcomes New Member Mayor Hélder Sousa Silva of Mafra

2021-01-07T06:49:04+01:00

2 December 2020 - The Global Parliament of Mayors is honoured to welcome its newest member, Hélder Silva elected as the Mayor of Mafra in 2013. Mayor Silva participated during the GPM Summit in Durban, South Africa, in 2019 and has signed the GPM Resolution on Violence Reduction in 2020. The city of Mafra is [...]

The GPM Welcomes New Member Mayor Hélder Sousa Silva of Mafra2021-01-07T06:49:04+01:00

Condolences Mayor Itambi Tagyen Andrew of Njikwa Council, Cameroon

2020-12-15T11:52:29+01:00

2 December, 2020 - The GPM is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mayor Itambi Tagyen Andrew. Itambi Tagyen Andrew was an important supporter as Mayor of Njikwa city council and  ambassador of Cameroon to the Global Parliament of Mayors. We were honored to welcome Mayor Itambi Tagyen Andrew during the GPM Summit in  [...]

Condolences Mayor Itambi Tagyen Andrew of Njikwa Council, Cameroon2020-12-15T11:52:29+01:00

How Cities Can Help Biden Repair American Diplomacy

2020-11-15T16:55:31+01:00

15 November 2020 - President-elect Joe Biden can build on the alliances and networks forged by US cities and mayors over the last four years to restore U.S. relationships globally. It is up to Biden foreign policy officials to decide how to engage the local leaders and networks that have had their fingers in the [...]

How Cities Can Help Biden Repair American Diplomacy2020-11-15T16:55:31+01:00

Prof. Rebecca Katz appointed as advisor for President-elect Joe Biden’s Corona Virus Task Force

2020-11-15T16:57:16+01:00

12 November 2020 - The GPM congratulates professor Rebecca Katz with her appointment as advisor for President-elect Joe Biden’s Corona Virus Task Force. Professor Katz joins a highly regarded team of scientists and physicians set to advises the incoming administration on managing various aspects of the pandemic during the transition before the new President is [...]

Prof. Rebecca Katz appointed as advisor for President-elect Joe Biden’s Corona Virus Task Force2020-11-15T16:57:16+01:00

GPM Mayor Ricardo Rio elected Executive Committee member EUROCITIES

2020-11-10T09:44:04+01:00

6 November 2020 - The GPM congratulates Mayor Ricardo Rio, member of the Daily Board and Treasurer of the GPM, who was elected yesterday for a three-year term on the Executive Committee of EUROCITIES, the largest European network of cities, as announced during the annual General Assembly of this Association. “This is a very relevant [...]

GPM Mayor Ricardo Rio elected Executive Committee member EUROCITIES2020-11-10T09:44:04+01:00