Lisa Orloff of World Cares Center Visits Peace Boat Office, Tokyo

Lisa Orloff, Founder and Executive Director of NPO ‘World Cares Center’, will speak at the Tokyo Peace Boat Center on March 26th. World Cares Center is a New York-based nonprofit organization, established after the 9.11 terrorist attacks. Having kept growing with its capacity, during the devastating time after Hurricane Sandy, it empowered affected communities through […]

Celebrating World Water Day at Peace Boat US

This past Saturday, March 22nd, marked “World Water Day 2014”. World Water Day is about what you will do in 2014 and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy. Below are five key messages outlined by the United Nations to raise awareness on these highly valued and necessary resources: 1. Water requires […]

The 58th Annual Commission on the Status of Women: “Equality for Women is Progress for All”

Over the past two weeks, Peace Boat US has been greatly involved with the 58th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The CSW is comprised of a global policy-making body exclusively dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women worldwide. On Friday, March 7th, […]

Giving the Joy of Football: Peace Ball

As the 2014 World Cup draws closer, Peace Boat continues efforts to support Rio de Janeiro’s local philanthropic organization São Martinho, and to fundraise for our Peace Ball project, an initiative which, through friendly soccer matches between Peace Boat participants and members of local communities, utilizes the positive power of the world’s most popular sport to […]

Peace Boat US visits the United Nations International School

On Tuesday morning, Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat US, gave a brief presentation about Peace Boat to an auditorium of more than 200 students at the United Nations International School (UNIS) in New York City. UNIS, which serves students from ages 5 – 18 years old, is home to students from around the world. […]

UN Conference on Women, Peace, and Security in Syria

On Thursday, January 17th, 2014, Peace Boat US attended “Women’s Participation and WPS Accountability in Syria: Geneva II Peace Negotiations and Beyond” at the United Nations. This event was co-sponsored by the Mission of Liechtenstein, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, PeaceWomen Programme, and the Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination at Princeton University. The […]

Panel on the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

Are some humans worth more than others? Is humanity interconnected? Who carries the responsibility to intervene when human rights are being violated? Do member nations of the UN have individual responsibilities to intervene in certain conflicts? These were some of the questions posed at “Genocide: A Preventable Crime”, an event at the United Nations held […]

Super Typhoon Yolanda Devastates the Philippines – How YOU Can Help

On Friday November 8, the Philippines was hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda. Measured as the strongest storm in recorded history, entire communities in the eastern region of the Visayan Islands have been completely destroyed. Currently, it is estimated that roughly 2,500 people have been killed, and more than 10,000 have been […]

Musical Instrument Donations on Behalf of the African Youth Ensemble

For the past month, Peace Boat has been accepting musical instrument donations on behalf of the African Youth Ensemble (AYE) based in Cape Town, South Africa. The number of people who opened their hearts to give the gift of music to the AYE was phenomenal, and with these donations the talented youth will be able […]

Peace Boat US Joins UN Youth Delegates for Conversation about Children and Youth in Post-Conflict Settings

At the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN on October 10th, a working meeting of UN Youth Delegates was held to discuss peaceful alternatives for youth in post-conflict settings. Four incredible speakers were in attendance, including Rosalie Azar, Subashini Perumal (Global Network of Women Peacebuilders), Saudamini Siegrist (UNICEF), and New York Times bestselling author […]