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2020-09-18T11:13:00+01:00

GPM Resolution on Reducing Violence in Cities Background Information To align to the UN General Assembly’s focus on reducing urban violence and to deliver the Sustainable Development Goal 16 – “to reduce violence everywhere” – together with Pathfinders and the Peace in Our Cities Campaign, the GPM has partnered [...]

2020-09-18T11:13:00+01:00

GPM Joins the 40 Days Safer Cities Challenge

2020-09-18T13:44:05+01:00

The global challenge of violence demands a global response, that is why the Global Parliament of Mayors together with Peace In Our Cities launched an international resolution to accelerate efforts to halve violence by 2030. Between June and September 2020, more than 50 city councils signed off on the resolution together with 6 city networks representing over [...]

GPM Joins the 40 Days Safer Cities Challenge2020-09-18T13:44:05+01:00

GPM Open letter to UN Secretary-General

2020-09-10T08:54:26+01:00

10 September 2020 – The Mayors that gather in the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) urge the United Nations to recognize the important role of cities for a multilateral and rules-based international political system and launch a global dialogue with cities with the aim of an institutional reform which will lead to a formalised participation [...]

GPM Open letter to UN Secretary-General2020-09-10T08:54:26+01:00

Why maps matter in our response to COVID-19

2020-09-01T13:56:05+01:00

20 August 2020 - The most useful maps and data visualizations of the COVID-19 pandemic have helped us understand, respond to and recover from the crisis; several maps seek to estimate the potential spread of COVID-19 using a combination of computational methods, while others track the socio-economic impact of the pandemic; a new data-driven tool [...]

Why maps matter in our response to COVID-192020-09-01T13:56:05+01:00

The GPM congratulates Mayor Grace Mary Mugasa of Hoima

2020-09-03T09:53:35+01:00

17 August 2020 - The GPM congratulates Mayor Grace Mary Mugasa of Hoima (Uganda) on the recent launch of the city status of Hoima as one of the 15 new cities in Uganda. Obtaining the city status is a major step for Hoima as the only oil city in the country to increase the prosperity [...]

The GPM congratulates Mayor Grace Mary Mugasa of Hoima2020-09-03T09:53:35+01:00

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