We are excited to announce that Peace Boat, the world’s largest passenger ship sailing around the world for peace, sustainability and innovation, will visit New York City on October 29-30, coinciding with the United Nations First Committee on Disarmament and International Security. The 99th Global Voyage for Peace started in Japan on September 1st, and will visit 23 countries on its journey around the world.
During Peace Boat’s stay in NYC, various programs will be held on sustainability, climate change, and nuclear disarmament. On Monday, October 29th, Peace Boat will co-sponsor a student-organized pubic event at Rutgers University, “Abolishing Nuclear Weapons with the Power of Civil Society: Hiroshima Survivors Testimonies” from 5-9 pm at the Paul Robeson Campus Center. For more information and RSVP
Tuesday October 30th Peace Boat will hold an event at the United Nations with the Permanent Missions of Austria and Mexico to the UN titled, “Building Momentum for the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons- featuring survivors from the Hiroshima atomic bombing,” a side-event to the UN First Committee on Disarmament and International Security (1:15-2:30 p.m. Conference Room 8). One year has passed since the adoption of the Treaty – the forum will reflect on the past year’s achievements, reaffirm the importance of highlighting the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and asses how to further build momentum towards the entry into force of the Treaty. A UN Grounds Pass is required for this event. More information here.
Also on October 30th Peace Boat will host an onboard event: “Global Partnerships for the UN SDGs and Actions for the 2030 Agenda,” while the ship is docked in Manhattan, with partners working for sustainability from the UN, governments, civil society, and the private sector. The event will highlight the importance of partnerships towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and will showcase Peace Boat’s Ecoship as an example of our commitment towards the SDGs with a focus on climate action and ocean conservation.