Peace Boat and the Ecoship at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

For the third consecutive year, Peace Boat and the Ecoship will take part in the annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 23rd Session (COP23) will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November 2017, under the presidency of Fiji. This is the first time for a […]

ICAN and Peace Boat: Working towards a Nuclear-Free World

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of 468 non-governmental organizations in 100 countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This landmark global treaty was adopted in New York on 7 July 2017. ICAN began in Australia and was officially launched […]

Peace Boat’s Return to New York: Floating Festival for Sustainability

On October 15, Peace Boat returned again to New York with The Floating Festival for Sustainability, a celebration of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the importance of education, partnership and youth engagement. The links between peace and sustainability, and oceans and climate, were highlighted by a diverse range of speakers and performers, including the Peace […]

Press Release: Peace Boat returns to NYC

The world’s largest passenger ship sailing around the world for peace, sustainability and innovation will visit New York City on October 15-16, as part of Peace Boat’s 95th Global Voyage for Peace. Over the two days, a series of activities will be held including events at the United Nations and study and exchange programs with […]

“Peace Education and the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America” Program on the 94th Voyage

Fifteen youth with a passion for sustainable development joined Peace Boat’s 94th Global Voyage for Peace and Sustainability between Panama and El Salvador. They were part of a special study program which provided an opportunity for young people to learn about and contribute to the fulfilment of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). […]

Peace Boat US at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals

Peace Boat US will participate in a number of events connected to the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), July 10-20, 2017, promoting the SDGs and 2017 as the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.”  Events include: Tuesday, July 11 – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm SDGs Youth presentation at the Global […]

Peace Boat Welcomes the Adoption of the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

Today, a majority of the world’s governments concluded negotiations at the United Nations in New York and formally adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Peace Boat welcomes the adoption of this historic treaty, which declares unambiguously that nuclear weapons are now not only immoral, but also illegal. For the first time since […]

Peace Boat US at the Ocean Festival

On June 4th , 2017 New York City hosted the first ever “Ocean Festival” on Governor’s Island to kick off the official Ocean Conference at the United Nations this year. The Ocean Conference is a high level United Nations event focused on supporting the implementation of Sustainability Goal 14- conservation and sustainable use of our […]

Global Call of Hibakusha – The Humanitarian Imperative to Prohibit and Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Join Peace Boat and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations at a side-event to the UN negotiating conference to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading to their total elimination. Monday, June 19, 1:15 – 2:45 pm UN Headquarters: Conference Room E (CR-E: located along the corridor linking the Gift Shop […]

THE OCEAN CONFERENCE SIDE EVENT: From Awareness Raising to Action for the Oceans: the role of Youth and Civil Society

From Awareness Raising to Action for the Oceans: the role of Youth and Civil Society Friday, June 9, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Conference Room #6, UN Headquarters This side event will focus on the role of education and awareness raising for action for the oceans, and to implement the Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, it will focus […]