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Power to the Cities

2020-07-20T14:10:11+01:00

12 July 2020 - Whether it be climate change, financial crises or, most recently, the corona crisis: in a globalised world, political challenges are increasingly reaching beyond previous borders. Occurrences at a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan can lead to deaths in Mannheim; developments in the Brazilian jungle can affect the climate in [...]

Power to the Cities2020-07-20T14:10:11+01:00

GPM Summit 2020 Postponed to 17-19 April 2021

2020-07-06T14:34:28+01:00

6 July 2020 - Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee has announced that the GPM Annual Summit is postponed to next year and will take place on 17-19 April 2021 in Palermo, Italy. The GPM is thankful for the support of Mayor Leoluca Orlando as host of the GPM Summit. Especially now, [...]

GPM Summit 2020 Postponed to 17-19 April 20212020-07-06T14:34:28+01:00

Re-imagining cities in the COVID-19 era

2020-07-20T13:56:42+01:00

1 July 2020 - Empty streets in Lima, Peru, during the Coronavirus outbreak, March 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic is quietly and radically reconfiguring cities around the world. It has already brought several of the world’s global cities to their knees. In addition to the billions of people forced to work remotely are another billion living [...]

Re-imagining cities in the COVID-19 era2020-07-20T13:56:42+01:00

Invitation to support GPM Resolution to reduce violence by 50% in 2030

2020-07-02T09:46:26+01:00

26 June 2020 - A key global priority is reducing violence of all forms, especially in cities. Over 600,000 people are killed every year around the world in situations of urban conflict, extremism, crime and interpersonal violence. In recent times, citizens across the country have stood up against race-based violence through demonstrations and unified protests. [...]

Invitation to support GPM Resolution to reduce violence by 50% in 20302020-07-02T09:46:26+01:00

Summary note webinar “The Right to Adequate Housing”

2020-07-20T13:48:45+01:00

24 June 2020 -  Webinar "The impact of COVID-19 on the right to adequate housing: local government perspectives", co-hosted by UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, and the Global Parliament of Mayors. SPEAKERS, PANELLISTS, & RESPONDENTS (IN ORDER OF PARTICIPATION): Welcome • Sheila Foster, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of [...]

Summary note webinar “The Right to Adequate Housing”2020-07-20T13:48:45+01:00

GPM Statement on Protest Against Police Brutality and Discrimination

2020-06-25T13:34:11+01:00

10 June 2020 – The world is watching the nation-wide demonstrations in the United States. Citizens across the country are standing up against violent acts of injustice. The demonstrations and unified acts of protests stem from the history of systemic economic inequality, political exclusion and the erosion of hope that have found expression in protests [...]

GPM Statement on Protest Against Police Brutality and Discrimination2020-06-25T13:34:11+01:00

Report Safer Cities for All Webinar by UN Habitat and the GPM

2020-06-25T13:20:00+01:00

28 May 2020 - Had there been no COVID-19 pandemic, the Partners Consultative Meeting of the Global Network on Safer Cities (GNSC) would have been as important but very different. We would have celebrated our 25 years of work actualised in the development and adoption of United Nations System-wide Guidelines on Safer Cities and Human [...]

Report Safer Cities for All Webinar by UN Habitat and the GPM2020-06-25T13:20:00+01:00

Global Urban Safety and Security

2020-07-20T13:59:56+01:00

27 May 2020 - GPM Chair Peter Kurz, Mayor of Mannheim, together with the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, the UN Human Settlements Programme, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, opened a two-day online conference on worldwide urban safety and security. The webinar was organised jointly by UN-Habitat and the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM), of which the Mayor [...]

Global Urban Safety and Security2020-07-20T13:59:56+01:00

GPM supports CNCA Open letter to financial leaders

2020-05-21T09:42:47+01:00

20 May 2020 - This week, the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, in collaboration with the Global Parliament of Mayors, Eurocities, UK100, Alliance des Collectivites Pour la Qualite de l'Air, and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, issued this open letter to global financial leaders. As Covid-19 makes painfully clear, our current social, economic and environmental systems [...]

GPM supports CNCA Open letter to financial leaders2020-05-21T09:42:47+01:00