All mayors are invited to access the Virtual Parliament and participate in the debates and votes. The virtual parliament offers a knowledge base, voting tool and discussion platform. The VP facilitates communication between individual Mayors and City Council staffers. The GPM offers space to define the common cause to which cities across the world can commit within their competence and upholds the parliamentary methods, to debate on proposals, vote on resolutions, table amendments and act on decisions taken by the majority of votes. The Annual Summit and the Voting Platform make it possible to cascade UN declarations to the local level and decide on the resolution claims towards nation states and international organisations.