Global Parliament of Mayors - empowering cities as drivers of change

Kye Parkin
Communications Executive | Business West
22nd November 2018

Nearly 350 people from around the world took part in the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit 2018 with over 2,500 local people involved in related events.

Around 80 mayors and city network leaders, international organisations and UN agencies descended on Bristol to take part in the summit between Sunday 21 and Tuesday 23 October 2018. 

A report has now been published containing details of the commitments made by the city leaders in attendance to take action on the critical global issues of migration, health and urban security. This represents the first public commitment of international city leaders to uphold the UN’s Global Compact on Migration and Refugees - the first international agreement which covers all elements of migration and has the power to improve the welfare of migrants around the world.

It also sets out an ambition for national and international governments to work closer with cities in order to create real global change for citizens around the world. The report lays out the findings from the six ‘city solution’ sessions that were run with help from industry partners as part of the summit. These aimed to address challenges shared by cities from around the world including managing finances, harnessing new technologies, improving housing and transport, providing cities with low carbon solutions and creating healthier cities.

These findings are aimed to be accessible to other city leaders who can use these to improve conditions within their own cities and can be viewed here.

Business West was a delivery partner for the Summit.

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