Governance principles for the Global Parliament of Mayors

1. The GPM General Meeting

  • The GPM has members, all of which are incumbent mayors of non-central (local or regional) governments.
  • The General Meeting is a governance body, consisting of all members of the GPM.
  • Members of the GPM are mandated by their municipal/regional governments to initiate local action.
  • The General Meeting meets once a year during the GPM Annual Summit.
  • During the Annual Summit the exchange of knowledge and best practices for local action is facilitated through means of virtual communication, network events and speaking time.
  • The host city/cities find(s) the means to fund the GPM Annual Summit. 

2. The GPM Executive Committee

  • Only GPM members are admissible to the Executive Committee.
  • The Exceutive Committee is appointed by the General Meeting for a maximum of three years
  • The term of membership of the Executive Committee is restricted to a maximum of three years.
  • Members of the Executive Committee act as ambassadors for the GPM to the outside world.
  • The Executive Committee strives for representation from every continent.
  • One or more vice chairs may be appointed to act on behalf of the chairman in his/her absence.

3. The GPM Advisory Committee

  • The Advisory Committee consists of international urban and governance experts who will work together on advising the Executive Committee and Thematic Communities on relevant subjects.
  • The Executive Committee may ask the Advisory Committee for advice.
  • Approval by the Executive Committee is a necessary step for new Advisory Committee members to be admitted 

4. The GPM Secretariat

  • The Secretariat is based in The Hague.
  • The Secretariat supports decision making by the Executive Committee, supports the organisation of the Annual Summit and events, and is responsible for administrative processes, internal and public relations and IT-support.
  • The Secretariat is funded by the members of the Global Parliament of Mayors.