Call to Action on Climate Migration Unites Hundreds of Cities Around the World

2021-11-18T15:51:57+01:00

18 November 2021 – Approximately 200 million people are expected to leave their homes due to climate change by 2050, with most of those displaced people moving to cities. Forced migration is the human face of the global climate crisis and cities are sanctuaries for many migrants. Cities in the Global North and South must [...]

Call to Action on Climate Migration Unites Hundreds of Cities Around the World2021-11-18T15:51:57+01:00

Mayors Gather for the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit 2021 in Palermo, Italy

2021-11-08T14:07:30+01:00

  Palermo, October 22, 2021 - Over 75 mayors from around the world came together at the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) Annual Summit “Reset: Cities leading in a New Era”. The mayors discussed pressing global issues, ranging from governance to climate-related migration and public health. Host of the event, Mayor Leoluca Orlando (Palermo, Italy) [...]

Mayors Gather for the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit 2021 in Palermo, Italy2021-11-08T14:07:30+01:00

GPM ANNUAL SUMMIT 2021 “RESET: CITIES LEADING IN A NEW ERA”

2021-10-25T06:10:27+01:00

Palermo, October 21, 2021 - The annual summit of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) 2021, took place for the first time in Italy, hosted by the City and Metropolitan City of Palermo with Mayor Leoluca Orlando, co-founding the GPM. The work took place from 21-23 October 2021 at the Sala Diana in Palazzo Sant'Elia. [...]

GPM ANNUAL SUMMIT 2021 “RESET: CITIES LEADING IN A NEW ERA”2021-10-25T06:10:27+01:00

 GPM Annual Summit 2021 Mayors Bowser (Washington DC, USA) and Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown, Sierra Leone) awarded prestigious Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award 2021 

2021-10-25T06:11:03+01:00

  Palermo, October 21, 2021 – This year, the Global Parliament of Mayors awarded the prestigious Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award to Mayor Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington DC, USA, and Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The award ceremony was part of the opening of the GPM Annual Summit 2021 hosted [...]

 GPM Annual Summit 2021 Mayors Bowser (Washington DC, USA) and Aki-Sawyerr (Freetown, Sierra Leone) awarded prestigious Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award 2021 2021-10-25T06:11:03+01:00

Three GPM Mayors Honored for Outstanding Leadership

2021-09-14T13:17:51+01:00

14 September, 2021 - Three members of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) were honored for their leadership by the City Mayors Foundation. GPM Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) was announced the joint winner of the World Mayor Prize 2021, along with Mayor Philippe Rio of Grigny, France. The GPM’s Chair, Mayor Peter Kurz [...]

Three GPM Mayors Honored for Outstanding Leadership2021-09-14T13:17:51+01:00

Press Release: Mayors Debate Climate Migration with National and UN Officials

2021-07-08T14:59:42+01:00

7 July, 2021 - Global Coalition of City Leaders Push for Climate Action On Tuesday, July 6, mayors from around the world came together with representatives of national governments and UN officials at an official side event of the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (UN HLPF 2021) to discuss the pressing [...]

Press Release: Mayors Debate Climate Migration with National and UN Officials2021-07-08T14:59:42+01:00

Ambassador Ivo Daalder, President Chicago Council on Global Affairs, named GPM Advisory Committee Chair

2021-05-14T10:56:40+01:00

12 May 2021 – Ivo Daalder will take on the role of Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM). He succeeds Professor Sheila Foster (Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA) and Dr. Robert Muggah (Igarapé Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), who led the committee from 2017-2020. Ambassador Daalder is president of [...]

Ambassador Ivo Daalder, President Chicago Council on Global Affairs, named GPM Advisory Committee Chair2021-05-14T10:56:40+01:00

Coalition of City Leaders push for Climate Action

2021-05-05T14:30:37+01:00

21 April 2021 – More than twenty Mayors and city leaders representing 19 countries from around the world convened online yesterday to discuss the urgent issue of climate-forced displacement. They debated how to move forward both in their own communities to protect their citizens from the threats of climate change, and together as a governance [...]

Coalition of City Leaders push for Climate Action2021-05-05T14:30:37+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

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