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Fundraising Link to help Beira in Cyclone Crisis

2019-03-26T13:08:55+00:00

Bristol has launched a fundraising link in their sustainability campaign to help the city of Beira in Mozambique. Bristol's connection to Beira has been based on charity support for 30 years through Bristol's special relationship as a Twin City. Last week the port city of Beira in Mozambique was directly hit by Cyclone Idai and [...]

Fundraising Link to help Beira in Cyclone Crisis 2019-03-26T13:08:55+00:00

Utrecht silent march “there is no place for hate and violence”

2019-03-26T12:41:25+00:00

2019-03-22 UTRECHT - Participants carry a banner saying: Utrecht will never bend during the silent march. ANP Robin Van Lonkhuijsen. 25 March 2019 - On Friday a silent March was initiated by residents from Utrecht, the Netherlands, to show respect to the victims of the shooting that took place during public transport commute [...]

Utrecht silent march “there is no place for hate and violence” 2019-03-26T12:41:25+00:00

We stand strong in solidarity – Christchurch, New Zealand

2019-03-25T09:37:48+00:00

It is with great sadness to hear of the tragic mass shooting and terror that took place at two mosques on 15 March 2019 during the Friday Prayer. We express our condolences and deepest sympathy to the family, friends, members of the City Council and all citizens of New Zealand in this time of mourning [...]

We stand strong in solidarity – Christchurch, New Zealand 2019-03-25T09:37:48+00:00

Cyclone Idai hits GPM Member City of Beira, Mozambique

2019-03-25T11:54:12+00:00

The Cyclone Idai storm made landfall shortly after midnight on March 15 in Beira, GPM member city and a port city on the coast of Mozambique, with winds that brought huge rains and submerged villages as it moved inland towards Zimbabwe and Malawi. Beira has been affected heavily by this as it seems 90 per [...]

Cyclone Idai hits GPM Member City of Beira, Mozambique 2019-03-25T11:54:12+00:00

Pandemics are the world’s silent killers. We need new ways to contain them.

2019-03-12T10:04:09+00:00

Most states are still failing to meet minimum international standards to detect, assess, report, or respond to major public health threats. At least five underlying factors seem to be quickening up the risk of pandemics: globalization, high-density living, massive environmental degradation, climate change and  population displacement. The cycle of neglect, carelessness, and panic that follow pandemics is lethal — [...]

Pandemics are the world’s silent killers. We need new ways to contain them. 2019-03-12T10:04:09+00:00

The Global Mayor published by German business magazine Capital

2019-03-12T09:37:56+00:00

In the built-up to GPM's Strategic Session in Mannheim, Germany, business magazine Capital has published an article about the collective power of urban cities and the key role of the Global Mayor to solve global issues by finding the solution in urban space.  „The global challenges are all taking place in the midst of [...]

The Global Mayor published by German business magazine Capital 2019-03-12T09:37:56+00:00

Launch of the GPM Talent Cities Programme

2019-01-31T10:31:27+00:00

PRESS RELEASE Partnership Global Parliament of Mayors and New Learning Ventures Launch of the GPM Talent Cities Programme The Hague, January 31, 2019 – The Global Parliament of Mayors and New Learning Ventures (Delaware/USA) will work together to create GPM Talent Cities. The GPM Talent Cities programme aims to develop tailor made projects in cities [...]

Launch of the GPM Talent Cities Programme 2019-01-31T10:31:27+00:00

GPM’s Statement of Support for Bristol City Council

2019-01-25T10:51:00+00:00

The Hague - January 25, 2019 - In response to the recent politically motivated threats against Bristol’s Mayor Marvin Rees and Deputy Mayor Asher Craig, the Global Parliament of Mayors is in solidarity with Mayor Rees in calling for an open city-wide discussion to debate the current divisive discourse of political debate at local [...]

GPM’s Statement of Support for Bristol City Council 2019-01-25T10:51:00+00:00

The GPM welcomes new Mayors

2019-01-22T15:02:19+00:00

The Global Parliament of Mayors is proud to welcome five new GPM Mayors: Beira, Dakar, Freetown, Nijmegen and Rotterdam. GPM mayors will cooperate on critical issues such as migration, refugee protection, health, pandemic disease, social inclusion and urban security, and will connect with experts in relevant fields and expert organisations around the world. We believe [...]

The GPM welcomes new Mayors 2019-01-22T15:02:19+00:00

Mayor Orlando of Palermo rejects criminalization of migrants by ‘decreto sicurezza’

2019-02-05T11:50:07+00:00

The Hague - January, 2019 - “I cannot accept that you produce criminality,” said Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo and GPM Mayor. Hereby Orlando has made a strong statement by ordering its local registry office to reject the new ‘decreto sicurezza’ clause, because it abolishes asylum protection for migrants. This security law makes it [...]

Mayor Orlando of Palermo rejects criminalization of migrants by ‘decreto sicurezza’ 2019-02-05T11:50:07+00:00