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.