Condolences Mayor Daviz Simango of Beira, Mozambique

2021-05-05T14:36:21+01:00

24 February, 2021 - It is with great sadness that the GPM heard of the passing away of Mayor Daviz Simango, mayor of Beira, Mozambique. Mayor Daviz Simango was member of the GPM and winner of the dr Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award 2018. Mayor Simango was elected mayor of Beira in 2003 and remained [...]

Condolences Mayor Daviz Simango of Beira, Mozambique2021-05-05T14:36:21+01:00

Four GPM Mayors on shortlist 2021 World Mayor Prize

2021-02-08T14:38:46+01:00

7 February 2021 - The GPM is very proud to announce that GPM Mayors Kurz (Mannheim, Germany, GPM Chair), Rio (Braga, Portugal, GPM Treasurer), Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown, Sierra Leone) and Aboutaleb (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) have been included in the shortlist for the 2021 World Mayor Prize. The shortlist includes 32 mayors from 21 countries, from some [...]

Four GPM Mayors on shortlist 2021 World Mayor Prize2021-02-08T14:38:46+01:00

COVID-19 and the proliferation of urban networks for health security

2021-02-03T16:09:03+01:00

25 January 2021 - GPM's partner from Georgetown University, Rebecca Katz and Matthew Boyce, have published a new article on the importance of city networks and organizations during the global response to the COVID-10 pandemic. Abstract Recent years have witnessed cities establishing themselves as major players in addressing global issues, often taking collective action through [...]

COVID-19 and the proliferation of urban networks for health security2021-02-03T16:09:03+01:00

Statement on Violence and Chaos at US Capitol Washington DC

2021-01-07T18:40:02+01:00

8 January 2021 - The GPM stands united with US Conference of Mayors. We have watched the scene unfold at the US Capitol in horror. This lawlessness and violence have no place in a democracy. As disturbing as the images coming out of Washington are, they are sadly unsurprising given the US president’s incendiary comments [...]

Statement on Violence and Chaos at US Capitol Washington DC2021-01-07T18:40:02+01:00

Season’s Greetings from the GPM Chair Peter Kurz

2021-01-14T15:46:27+01:00

10 December 2020, Season's Greetings from the GPM Chair Peter Kurz Dear members of the GPM, Dr. Benjamin Barber wrote, “In an era of interdependence, where nation-states have become dys-functional and cities and metroregions are everywhere rising, it is time to take the visionary leap from effective local governance to true global governance.” As we [...]

Season’s Greetings from the GPM Chair Peter Kurz2021-01-14T15:46:27+01:00

Joint Statement Global Taskforce Local and Regional Governments

2021-01-07T06:49:53+01:00

11 December 2020 - As member of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments the GPM supports a joint statement of the Global Taskforce presented at a special session of the United Nations General Assembly on 3 and 4 December 2020. In the statement the Local and Regional Goverments urge the UN to support [...]

Joint Statement Global Taskforce Local and Regional Governments2021-01-07T06:49:53+01:00

Webinar Report: rethinking the city: how mayors respond to the needs of a post-COVID city

2021-01-07T06:48:27+01:00

7 December 2020 - COVID-19 has hit our cities at different speeds. Over the past months, mayors and city leaders have been faced with unprecedented challenges. We have had to adjust and reframe our knowledge and experience in response to the worldwide pandemic. It is in this light that the Global Parliament of Mayors has [...]

Webinar Report: rethinking the city: how mayors respond to the needs of a post-COVID city2021-01-07T06:48:27+01:00

The GPM Welcomes New Member Mayor Hélder Sousa Silva of Mafra

2021-01-07T06:49:04+01:00

2 December 2020 - The Global Parliament of Mayors is honoured to welcome its newest member, Hélder Silva elected as the Mayor of Mafra in 2013. Mayor Silva participated during the GPM Summit in Durban, South Africa, in 2019 and has signed the GPM Resolution on Violence Reduction in 2020. The city of Mafra is [...]

The GPM Welcomes New Member Mayor Hélder Sousa Silva of Mafra2021-01-07T06:49:04+01:00

Condolences Mayor Itambi Tagyen Andrew of Njikwa Council, Cameroon

2020-12-15T11:52:29+01:00

2 December, 2020 - The GPM is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mayor Itambi Tagyen Andrew. Itambi Tagyen Andrew was an important supporter as Mayor of Njikwa city council and  ambassador of Cameroon to the Global Parliament of Mayors. We were honored to welcome Mayor Itambi Tagyen Andrew during the GPM Summit in  [...]

Condolences Mayor Itambi Tagyen Andrew of Njikwa Council, Cameroon2020-12-15T11:52:29+01:00

How Cities Can Help Biden Repair American Diplomacy

2020-11-15T16:55:31+01:00

15 November 2020 - President-elect Joe Biden can build on the alliances and networks forged by US cities and mayors over the last four years to restore U.S. relationships globally. It is up to Biden foreign policy officials to decide how to engage the local leaders and networks that have had their fingers in the [...]

How Cities Can Help Biden Repair American Diplomacy2020-11-15T16:55:31+01:00