Press releases

Global Parliament of Mayors calls for moratorium on death penalty in cities

The Hague, November 27, 2017 - The death penalty is an unusually cruel and inhumane form of punishment. It constitutes a violation of the right to life and the right to live free of torture. The death penalty is often used politically, applied with an unequal hand in various judicial systems and demonstrably fails to deter crime. The Global [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]