Event date
Palermo, Italy

This year’s theme is “Reset: Cities Leading in a New Era. The future is now, global challenges must be addressed such as the burden of recovery, transition, and renewal led by city mayors as the driver​s of change. The Summit will highlight the role of cities as a prerequisite to success in addressing global issues, new forms of city leadership, and multilateral governance. The debates will focus on vaccinations for everyone, climate related migration, new forms of the urban economy and the importance of city leaders in multilevel governance. Visit ​the GPM’s website to keep updated on the latest information here: https://globalparliamentofmayors.org/summit2021/

Background on the Global Parliament of Mayors

The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) is a city rights movement based on local self-governance that strives for a world in which mayors, cities and networks are equal partners in building a global governance structure for an inclusive and sustainable world. Inspired by Dr. Benjamin Barber, author of If Mayors Ruled the World, the GPM brings a different voice to the global political arena. The GPM functions as a parliament, debating proposals, voting on resolutions and acting on decisions taken by the majority of votes from mayors. Once a year, mayors come together to freely exchange ideas, experiences and expertise, engaging in an open dialogue in a parliamentary setting and establish the GPM Declaration. Throughout the rest of the year, debates and voting take place on the Virtual Parliament, the GPM’s online knowledge base, voting and discussion platform.

To reflect on last year’s success in Durban please view the summary GPM video and the written report 2019

If you are not able to join the Summit personally in Palermo, the GPM offers the possibility to register and attend the debates online.

If you have any queries, feel free to contact the GPM Secretariat gpm@denhaag.nl

We hope to welcome you in Palermo.