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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

The GPM expresses sincere condolences on the passing of Mayor Pawel Adamowicz

2019-01-17T10:05:09+00:00

The Hague - January 14, 2019 - The GPM is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mayor Pawel Adamowicz  of Gdańsk, Poland,  after being stabbed in the heart last evening during a charity event in Gdańsk. With his passing, we have lost a progressive and inspiring colleague who was admired and supported [...]

The GPM expresses sincere condolences on the passing of Mayor Pawel Adamowicz 2019-01-17T10:05:09+00:00

It’s Time for Cities to Flex Their Soft Power

2018-12-14T13:19:02+00:00

Cities, not nation-states, are the dominant unit of human organization in the twenty-first century. Humanity has shifted from a predominantly rural to urban species in a startlingly short period of time. The world today is stitched together by thousands of small, medium, and large cities—including 31 mega-cities, depending on how you define them—that are dramatically [...]

It’s Time for Cities to Flex Their Soft Power 2018-12-14T13:19:02+00:00

Launch of the GPM Summit 2018 Video

2019-01-17T13:51:52+00:00

The GPM is proud to present its official Summit 2018 video, including the GPM Bristol Declaration 2018 and Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award winners. Watch the full video with 80 mayors and city network leaders, international organizations and UN agencies that debated and voted on the critical global issues of migration, health and urban security.  

Launch of the GPM Summit 2018 Video 2019-01-17T13:51:52+00:00

GPM Summit 2018 report published

2019-01-17T14:57:51+00:00

The Hague, November 2018 - It is with great pleasure that Global Parliament of Mayors announces the publication of the GPM Summit 2018 report. More than 80 mayors and city network leaders from six continents gathered in Bristol to convene on the topics of migration, urban security and health, reflecting the pressing issues of the world. The outcome [...]

GPM Summit 2018 report published 2019-01-17T14:57:51+00:00

GPM elects new Executive Committee Chairs and Members

2018-11-05T12:08:14+00:00

The Hague, November 2018 - Bristol was the site of the passing of the torch, as the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) General Meeting elected three new members to the Executive Committee. In addition to three new members, the Executive Committee chair, Cape Town, South Africa Mayor Patricia de Lille stepped down. Former vice chair [...]

GPM elects new Executive Committee Chairs and Members 2018-11-05T12:08:14+00:00

Former mayors de Lille, van Aartsen, Johnson appointed as GPM Honorary Members

2018-10-31T11:32:06+00:00

Bristol, November, 2018 - The General Meeting of the Global Parliament of Mayors has appointed Patricia de Lille, former mayor of Cape Town (South Africa), Jozias van Aartsen, former mayor of The Hague and Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and Ed Johnson, former mayor of Asbury Park (USA), as the first Honorary [...]

Former mayors de Lille, van Aartsen, Johnson appointed as GPM Honorary Members 2018-10-31T11:32:06+00:00

Global Parliament of Mayors gather for the Bristol Declaration 2018

2018-10-30T16:12:12+00:00

Bristol, 23 October 2018 - More than 80 mayors and city network leaders from six continents gathered in Bristol to convene on the topics of migration, urban security and health, reflecting the pressing issues of the world. The outcome of the debates between mayors led to the Bristol Declaration of the 2018 Annual Summit of the [...]

Global Parliament of Mayors gather for the Bristol Declaration 2018 2018-10-30T16:12:12+00:00

Mayors Zandile Gumede and Daviz Simango share 2018 Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award

2018-10-22T11:52:11+00:00

Bristol – 21 October. The 2018 Annual Summit of the Global Parliament of Mayors kicked off Sunday evening at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery by awarding not one by two Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Awards. Mayor Zandile Gumede of Durban, South Africa was awarded for her devotion to human rights, health, safety, [...]

Mayors Zandile Gumede and Daviz Simango share 2018 Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award 2018-10-22T11:52:11+00:00