Press releases

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

2017-10-10T19:55:07+00:00

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 [...]

Statement: GPM stands in solidarity with the Mayor of El Hatillo Caracas, Venezuela 2017-10-10T19:55:07+00:00

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

2017-09-06T10:58:36+00:00

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 [...]

ANNUAL CONVENING GLOBAL PARLIAMENT OF MAYORS ON ‘A GOVERNANCE REVOLUTION EMPOWERING CITIES’ 2017-09-06T10:58:36+00:00

Statement: GPM committed to meeting targets COP21

2017-10-10T19:53:26+00:00

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 [...]

Statement: GPM committed to meeting targets COP21 2017-10-10T19:53:26+00:00

In memory of Dr. Benjamin Barber, Founder of the Global Parliament of Mayors

2017-05-08T15:50:17+00:00

Dr. Benjamin Barber, August 2, 1939 – April 24, 2017 The Hague, May 8 2017 – Dr. Barber, Founder of the Global Parliament of Mayors and Chair of the GPM Consultative Committee, died in New York City on Monday April 24th after a four month battle with cancer.  Throughout his long and complex career, Dr. Barber [...]

In memory of Dr. Benjamin Barber, Founder of the Global Parliament of Mayors 2017-05-08T15:50:17+00:00

Mayor de Lille (Cape Town) new Chair of Steering Committee

2017-03-10T11:12:26+00:00

The Hague, March - From March 1, Patricia de Lille,  mayor of Cape Town, is the Chairwoman of the Steering Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors. She will be the interim Chair until the new Chair is elected during the Annual Convening in the Fall 2017. Mayor de Lille is taking over this position [...]

Mayor de Lille (Cape Town) new Chair of Steering Committee 2017-03-10T11:12:26+00:00

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

2017-01-09T11:49:23+00:00

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 [...]

Inaugural meeting of Global Parliament of Mayors in The Hague, The Netherlands 2017-01-09T11:49:23+00:00

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

2017-01-09T11:50:32+00:00

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 [...]

Global Parliament of Mayors established during conference in The Hague, The Netherlands 2017-01-09T11:50:32+00:00