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 […]

Report – Program for Sustainability and Climate Action in South America

As part of its strong commitment to protecting Patagonian wilderness and raising awareness about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Peace Boat US organized a special program focusing on climate action in February of 2017. The program was organized in collaboration with the Music & Art Peace Academy (MAPA), and traced a route from Chile […]

Event – Entrepreneurial & Financial Innovation Leadership to Achieve the UN SDGs

Friday, March 17 Peace Boat US, in partnership with C4: Capital For New Commons and International Grassroots Women’s Academy, will feature leaders around the world who are transforming the role of women and girls across industries to achieve the UN SDGs through technology and financial innovations. We will feature best practices in different regions, as […]

A Day at the UN: Together Campaign, The Ocean Conference, and Forging Partnerships

The United Nations has declared 2017 “the year of peace,” and on January 19, Peace Boat interns gathered to hear the first briefing of the year at the DPI/NGO (Department of Public Information/Non Governmental Organization) Inaugural meeting in New York City. It was the first time this team of interns had the opportunity to sit […]

Utilizing Information And Communication Technology For Sustainable Development

Peace Boat US interns attended “The Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in accelerating the achievement of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development” at the United Nations Headquarters. They learned that while 98% of Americans have access to the internet, only 47% of the global population has similar access. This meeting focused on […]

January Term 2017 Interns from Hollins University

Hollins University is a liberal arts school located in Roanoke, Virginia. Each year students have the opportunity for the month of January to choose between studying abroad, interning with an organization, researching independently under a professor, or taking a course on campus. This is the fourth year Hollins and the Peace Boat US have partnered […]