The GPM very deliberately builds on the extraordinary work of a wide range of urban networks. That said, the GPM has no intention of duplicating the existing activities of or competing with inter-city entities. Rather, the GPM is seeking to support existing debates and amplify the messages of other networks, while advancing new ones that are currently not being addressed in order to empower city-city and city-state cooperation.

Current networks that are working with the GPM include:


The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments is a coordination and consultation mechanism that brings together the major international networks of local governments to undertake joint advocacy work relating to global policy processes. It was set up in 2013 to bring the perspectives of local and regional governments to the SDGs, climate change agenda and New Urban Agenda in particular.


The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,408 such cities in the USA today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. The USCM is one of the founding partners of the Global Parliament of Mayors and has a representative in the GPM Executive Committee. The USCM serves as an important intermediary for United States cities.

EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Its members are the elected local and municipal governments of major European cities. EUROCITIES brings together the local governments of over 135 of Europe’s largest cities and over 45 partner cities, that between them govern 130 million citizens across 39 countries. As one of the founding partners of the GPM, EUROCITIES has a representative in the GPM Executive Committee and, by that, is an important liaison between the GPM and mayors of European Cities.

European Forum for Urban Security  (EFUS) is founded in 1987 under the auspices of the Council of Europe.  EFUS is the only European network of local and regional authorities dedicated to urban security. It includes nearly 250 local and regional authorities from 16 countries. Its objectives are to promote a balanced vision of urban security, combining prevention, sanctions and social cohesion, to support local and regional authorities in the conception, implementation and evaluation of their local security policy and to help local elected officials get recognition for their role in the development and implementation of national and European policies.

The International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) is an independent organisation of cities and regions offering shelter to writers and artists at risk, advancing freedom of expression, defending democratic values and promoting international solidarity.

The GPM forms partnerships with:

Chicago Forum on Global Cities 2018 (June 6-8, Chicago) is an  international conference that raises provocative questions about the influence of global cities and how they can solve pressing global challenges. Participating thought leaders and decision makers create new connections and develop innovative solutions to advance in their own cities.

New Learning Ventures provides the experience, expertise and services to make societal-scale transformation successful. The Global Parliament of Mayors and New Learning Ventures (Delaware/USA) will work together to create GPM Talent Cities. The GPM Talent Cities programme aims to develop tailor made projects in cities that generate new opportunities to meet citizen and city needs supporting the goals of inclusion and equity, development of emerging economies, sustainable employment, talent leadership hubs and education transformation.