Peace Boat at the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju, Korea

  Peace Boat (our Japan-based partner) will attend the 66th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference will be held in the City of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, from 30 May to 1 June 2016 – the first of its kind to take place in Asia. Please see the full story here!

Press Release: Civil Society and Hibakusha Voices Regarding President Obama’s Visit to Hiroshima

Tokyo, May 24 (Tues) and Hiroshima, May 27 (Fri) The Japan NGO Network for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, a broad coalition of civil society groups, will hold a joint press conference in Tokyo in the leadup to President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Hiroshima (May 24), and a symposium and press event in Hiroshima immediately following […]

Peace Boat US Nominated by Green Festival Community Award!

Peace Boat US has been nominated as a top-five finalist in voting for the Green Festival Community award of $5,000! We are honored to be recognized for our work in promoting education and action for environmental protection and sustainability, and would love your support by going to the Green Festival website and voting for us! […]

Pace Uni Students Visit Peace Boat US

A group of students from Pace University who are participating in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations conference visited the Peace Boat US office earlier this week to learn about Peace Boat, its work with the UN, and its upcoming Sailing for Sustainability program. Most of the students are […]

Peace Boat US Spring 2016 Interns

Claire Jolly is a recent graduate of Pace University, where she received a degree in American Studies, an interdisciplinary study of American culture. It is a unique major; a close comparison would be the fields of humanities and social sciences accompanied by analytical abilities and strong writing. Jolly is a principled nonviolent activist who understands […]

Peace Boat’s 88th Global Voyage: “Sailing 4 Sustainability & Social Innovation” Julie Markham and Design Thinking

Julie Markham, a guest speaker onboard Peace Boat, joined the ship as part of the “Sailing 4 Sustainability and Social Innovation” program, traveling from Mexico to Belize and Panama during the Latin American segment of Peace Boat’s 88th Global Voyage. Onboard, she participated in various lectures and gave a workshop to introduce participants to design-thinking […]

UN Delegates Gather to Appreciate the Historic Hiroshima Panels in New York

Peace Boat US and Hibakusha Stories, two organizations that frequently work together toward a nuclear-free world, recently welcomed delegates from the United Nations, NGO leaders and civil society organizations working on disarmament issues to a reception in New York that gave attendees a chance to view the extraordinary Hiroshima Panels just days before the historic […]

How Cora Weiss Inspired My Path Toward a Culture of Peace and Development

Cora Weiss, President of the Hague Appeal for Peace, has been a peace activist since the early sixties, when she co-founded Women Strike for Peace, which played a major role in bringing about the end of nuclear testing in the atmosphere. She was also a leader in the anti-Vietnam war movement, and organized one of […]

United Nations HQ Builds Monument in Recognition of Transatlantic Slave Trade

Earlier this year, the United Nations headquarters in New York City erected a memorial in recognition of the transatlantic slave trade and its notorious mark on global history. The memorial, called The Ark of Return, is constructed completely from white marble and resembles a ship—a reference to the cramped, inhumane slaving vessels that transported African people […]

Peace Boat Announces the Unprecedented “Ecoship” at COP21

Taking one step further toward setting an enormously important global precedent, Peace Boat recently unveiled its plans to create the world’s “greenest” cruise ship, a project that may herald technological innovations to the shipping world while setting new environmental standards. Called the Ecoship, Peace Boat plans to take its inaugural voyage in 2020 with this […]