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‘When is enough, enough?’ Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

2019-08-05T08:10:22+01:00

“To be awakened in the middle of our night to a mass shooting and the 250th shooting in our country this year happened in Dayton. What really goes through my mind is one seems completely preventable, and I question ‘When is enough, enough?'” Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley during the press conference on the mass shooting [...]

‘When is enough, enough?’ Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley2019-08-05T08:10:22+01:00

GPM Mayors advocate on Migration in NYC

2019-07-30T10:53:35+01:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOU00-wjdCc A special Cities Edition with GPM Mayors Marvin Rees (Bristol) and Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown) together with Mayor Giuseppe Sala (Milan) came together in New York City to discuss the interdependency of cities on migration, climate change and democratic legitimacy as part of the Mayors Migration Council. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr advocates for a [...]

GPM Mayors advocate on Migration in NYC2019-07-30T10:53:35+01:00

GPM welcomes new members

2019-07-30T10:36:03+01:00

Bern, Switzerland Alec von Graffenried Banjul, Gambia Rohey Malick Lowe Gagra, Pakistan Syed Salar Jehan Itahari, Nepal  Dwariklal Chaudhary The GPM is honoured to welcome 4 new members, from 4 different continents, to the global parliament of mayors. The GPM strives for regional representation [...]

GPM welcomes new members2019-07-30T10:36:03+01:00

Condolences Mayor Osman and Solidarity with Mogadishu

2019-08-05T08:45:54+01:00

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman after a targetted attack on the Mayor's office in Mogadishu. The attack killed 8 government officials. As Mayor Osman had been fighting for his life on Thursday 1 August 2019, Osman had died in Qatar, where he had been [...]

Condolences Mayor Osman and Solidarity with Mogadishu2019-08-05T08:45:54+01:00

European Cities take a stand, A carte blanche for holiday rental platforms is not the solution.

2019-06-21T13:14:46+01:00

GPM Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema, along with the Mayors of nine other major European cities have signed an open letter in which they express concern over  “More nuisances, feelings of insecurity and a ‘touristification’ of their neighbourhoods” (Press Release 2019) in connection with AIRBNB rentals. Among the cities that signed the letter is Barcelona, [...]

European Cities take a stand, A carte blanche for holiday rental platforms is not the solution.2019-06-21T13:14:46+01:00

Night of the Refugee

2019-06-20T09:27:20+01:00

According to UNHCR latest data we are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. In addition stateless people have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights [...]

Night of the Refugee2019-06-20T09:27:20+01:00

Patricia de Lille appointed Minister Public Works and Infrastructure

2019-06-12T08:58:40+01:00

The GPM is proud to congratulate its Honorary Member and former Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille with the appointed position as Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet. "I have fought for justice in our country for more than 40 years and have no plans to give up fighting. [...]

Patricia de Lille appointed Minister Public Works and Infrastructure2019-06-12T08:58:40+01:00

Lord Wei newest addition to the Advisory Committee

2019-06-03T13:43:41+01:00

The Hague, June 3, 2019 – On behalf of the Global Parliament of Mayors Advisory Committee it is an honour to announce Lord Wei as newest Member of the Advisory Committee. Lord Wei is expected to be of exceptional value to strengthen the focus on structural financial support for the GPM. The Global Parliament of [...]

Lord Wei newest addition to the Advisory Committee2019-06-03T13:43:41+01:00

Presentation GPM Resolution at the first UN Habitat Assembly, Nairobi Kenya

2019-06-18T08:17:02+01:00

Nairobi, Kenya – 30 May, 2019 – During the very first UN-Habitat Assembly, the Global Parliament of Mayors is proud to have been given the opportunity to present the GPM Resolution on “Empowering cities to cope with global challenges”. Initiated by the GPM, 43 Mayors support the resolution, representing 43 cities from 27 countries and [...]

Presentation GPM Resolution at the first UN Habitat Assembly, Nairobi Kenya2019-06-18T08:17:02+01:00

Amsterdam to ban diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030

2019-05-08T14:46:28+01:00

8 May 2019 – The Hague The City of Amsterdam has taken an important measurement in local self-governance in support of sustainability and climate change. Last week the City Council of Amsterdam announced, by Mayor and GPM member Femke Halsema, its initiative to ban all petrol and diesel cars from the city by 2030. This [...]

Amsterdam to ban diesel and petrol vehicles by 20302019-05-08T14:46:28+01:00