Peace Boat in New York: Advocating for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons at the UN and Beyond

Peace Boat’s 102nd Global Voyage docked in New York City on October 10 and 11, 2019. The timing coincided with the first week of the First Committee meetings of the UN General Assembly, which discusses issues related to disarmament and international security. Peace Boat collaborated with the Hibakusha Appeal International Signature Campaign (Hibakusha Appeal) and other partners […]

Learning, Sharing, Acting: Peace Boat at Our Ocean 2019

Learning, Sharing, Acting: these were the three key messages of the Our Ocean Conference, held in Norway’s Oslo on October 23 and 24, 2019. The conference brought together leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society and research institutions  to share their experience, identify solutions and commit to action for a clean, healthy and productive ocean. […]

“Youth Champions for Securing our Common Future”: 75 youth members plan actions as agents for change

The UN Secretary-General’s Agenda for Disarmament sets out that the young generation is “the ultimate force for change.” Alongside the three pillars—disarmament to save humanity, disarmament to save lives, and disarmament for future generations—, the agenda highlights youth engagement as key for successful disarmament initiatives. Earlier this year, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs […]

Blue Innovation Summit Reception held onboard Peace Boat in New York City

As Peace Boat’s 102nd Global Voyage docked in New York City, the first Blue Innovation Summit Reception was held onboard Peace Boat on the evening of October 10, 2019. This special event highlighted the importance of blue innovation and partnerships for transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies as we work towards achieving the UN Sustainable […]

Peace Boat to take part in the Nobel Peace Summit as Billion Acts Hero Award nominee

From September 19 to 22, the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will be held in Mérida, Mexico. Peace Boat will be participating in the Summit as one of the semifinalist organisations for 2019 Billion Acts Hero Awards. This year, Peace Boat was nominated for the Hero Award, offered annually by the Peacejam Foundation. The Peacejam Foundation is an international […]

Building Support for Our Ocean: Addressing Climate Change, Plastic Pollution, and the Threat to the Vitality and Sustainability of Our Ocean

Our ocean urgently needs attention. From plastics and pollution to climate change and the devastation of marine life and ecosystems, there are many challenges that the UN, UN member-states, and UN-affiliated organizations and NGOs face to sustain our oceans. Nevertheless, committed partners remain optimistic in the ability of governments, organizations, and civil society to cooperate […]

Peace Boat at Climate Week NYC

As a committed campaigner for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Peace Boat will be participating in activities around the United Nations General Assembly, the UN SDG Summit and the Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit during this month of September. To start Climate Week in New York Peace Boat will co-host a special event with […]

Peace Boat at the 68th Annual UN Civil Society Conference

Between August 26-29 Peace Boat participated in the 68th Annual United Nations Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year’s Conference was the first held in the United States outside of the New York City UN Headquarters, with a focus on SDG 11: to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and […]

Peace Boat at the 68th United Nations Annual Civil Society Conference, Salt Lake City

Peace Boat, which holds Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) will be participating in the 68th United Nations Annual Civil Society Conference taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, from August 26 – 28, 2019. This year’s Conference will be the first time the event is […]

Event: “Youth in Action: Global SDGs Education and Social Innovation for Sustainable Communities” – August 27, UN DGC 68th Civil Society Conference, Salt Lake City

Speakers:Emilie McGlone Director of Peace Boat USLauren Kiser Momentum Novum, Renewable Energy ProfessionalMilka Rodriquez Peace Boat Youth for the SDGs Scholar Alumni Tuesday, August 275:00-6:15 PMRoom 355-D Peace Boat will present its unique global educational programs for SDGs education, carried out onboard our ship which travels around the world as a “flagship” for the SDGs, […]