Press releases

From global to local to face challenges in cities

Stavanger, September 28, 2017 – Over 45 mayors and deputy mayors representing cities from around the globe, took part in the second Annual Convening of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM). Local and tailored solutions to globally-shared challenges was the main theme during the two day deliberations in Stavanger (Norway). All mayors highlighted the role [...]

Statement: GPM stands in solidarity with the Mayor of El Hatillo Caracas, Venezuela

The Hague, September 22, 2017 - The GPM stands in solidarity with mayor David Smolansky, of El Hatillo (Caracas), who sought political asylum in Brazil on September 14, 2017.  Mayor Smolansky is a widely respected member of the opposition party, Mesa de Unidade Democrática (MUD). On 9 August 2017, Venezuela´s Supreme Tribunal for Justice (TSJ) sentenced mayor [...]

ANNUAL CONVENING GLOBAL PARLIAMENT OF MAYORS ON ‘A GOVERNANCE REVOLUTION EMPOWERING CITIES’

Mayors representing cities from all over the world will convene in Stavanger, Norway, September 24-26, for the Second Annual Meeting of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM). The Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, will receive the Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award on Sunday September 24 at the Convening. This meeting will enable cities to [...]

Statement: GPM committed to meeting targets COP21

Mannheim, June 3, 2017 - The recent decision of U.S. President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement (COP21) underlines the imperative for cities around the world to assume the lead on climate change. The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) joins literally thousands of cities, countries, businesses and civil society organizations committed to meeting and [...]

Inaugural meeting of Global Parliament of Mayors in The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague / New York, September 1st 2016 On September 9, 10-11 2016, mayors representing cities from all over the world will convene in The Hague and celebrate the founding of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM). This new platform will enable cities to further their cooperation in addressing global challenges. For this inaugural meeting, mayors, experts, (UN-)organizations [...]

Global Parliament of Mayors established during conference in The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague, September 11th 2016 Over 60 mayors representing cities from all over the world today founded the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) at the conclusion of a two-day conference in The Hague, The Netherlands. This new platform will enable cities to further their cooperation in addressing global challenges. For this inaugural meeting mayors discussed [...]