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Is the Global Parliament of Mayors a game changer?

2020-10-14T09:09:53+01:00

2 October 2020 - If they work together, mayors can not only effect change at the local level but also far beyond the city limits. The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) thus seeks to shift more power towards cities and drive systemic change at national and global scale. Why is such an initiative [...]

Is the Global Parliament of Mayors a game changer?2020-10-14T09:09:53+01:00

GPM Open Letter included in UN report

2020-09-22T14:04:50+01:00

Cities as UN partners for the future of multilateralism 22 September 2020 - At yesterday’s UN high level meeting of Heads of State and Government to commemorate the UN 75th anniversary Secretary-General Guterres presented the UN report “The future we want, the United Nations we need” that reflects on the outcome of the global conversation [...]

GPM Open Letter included in UN report2020-09-22T14:04:50+01:00

Press Release: Representatives of hundreds of cities call for halving violence by 2030

2020-09-30T13:21:38+01:00

21 September 2020 - Today Mayor Marvin Rees (Bristol, UK), member of the Executive Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) will deliver an international resolution to accelerate efforts to halve violence by 2030 to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. The GPM, together with Peace In Our Cities, launched this resolution [...]

Press Release: Representatives of hundreds of cities call for halving violence by 20302020-09-30T13:21:38+01:00

Producing Resources For Cities To Manage Covid-19

2020-09-23T12:51:59+01:00

  11 September 2020 - While COVID-19 has spread rapidly in urban and rural areas alike, scholars in the Center for Global Health Science & Security (CGHSS) at Georgetown University Medical Center have been working on pandemic preparedness in cities for years. Nearly a decade ago, Dr. Rebecca Katz, CGHSS Director, co-authored an article redefining the paradigm for [...]

Producing Resources For Cities To Manage Covid-192020-09-23T12:51:59+01:00

GPM Joins the 40 Days Safer Cities Challenge

2020-10-06T12:26:25+01:00

Between June and September 2020, more than 60 city councils signed off on the resolution on violence reduction together with 6 city networks representing over 400 metropolitan areas. The GPM is proud to join the 40 Days Safer Cities Challenge: an annual international campaign that starts on 21 September, the International Day of Peace, and runs until [...]

GPM Joins the 40 Days Safer Cities Challenge2020-10-06T12:26:25+01:00

Press Release UN75: UN and Cities of The World

2020-09-21T10:19:03+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 [...]

Press Release UN75: UN and Cities of The World2020-09-21T10:19:03+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