Social Good Summit 2013

Every year the most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists come together at the Social Good Summit with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place, and then to translate that potential into action. Peace Boat US is an active participant in the […]

High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament

During of an age of the continued threat of nuclear weapons, the United Nations for the first time this year held a high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament during the beginning of the 68th session of the General Assembly. Its aim was for heads of state and government and other high-level officials to outline policies for […]

Interview with Sara Hirsch from Universal Models For Peace

Could you please introduce yourself and describe what your collaboration with Peace Boat involves? My name is Sara Hirsch, co-founder of Universal Models for Peace; a network of fashion and media experts working together to help generate models of sustainable solutions to current local and global issues. By bridging efforts and creating partnerships from the […]

SDGs: What Comes Next for the Sustainable Movement

The Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations include in their eight main goals “Ensure Environmental Sustainability”.  In 2013, we are putting into practice and reviewing the policies set by the MDGs. This raises the question: What is next for nature and sustainability in the approaching Post-15 era? This was the main question that resounded […]

Interview with NYC-based videographer, Joshua Harms

Please describe the work you did as a videographer  with Peace Boat. “I joined Peace Boat’s 79th Global Voyage from Panama to Guatemala for five days and filmed the events onboard and in the ports of call for an upcoming documentary about Peace Boat US, which ranged from all aspects of  life onboard the ship, language […]

Interactive Dialogue: Food Security, Nutrition and Land Degradation

Peace Boat US interns participated in a panel discussion titled “Food Security, Nutrition and Land Degradation: Climate-Resilient Solutions,” presented by the UU-UNO Climate Change Initiative on August 6, 2013. The panel of experts included Professor Marc Levy, Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science at Columbia University and George Bouma Co-Director of UNDP-UNED […]

UNiting for Social Good: Youth Initiatives with Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and UN Special Envoy for Youth

On Monday, August 5th, 2013 Michelle Terazawa (an intern from Peace Boat US) attended an interactive dialogue event held in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations that kicked off a series of celebrations for International Youth Day that will be commemorated on Monday, the 12th. This event was called UNiting for Youth+Social Good, […]

Nexus Global Youth Summit 2013

On July 24 – 27 2013 the Nexus Global Youth Summit 2013 of Innovative Philanthropy & Social Entrepreneurship took place at the United Nations. The international director, Emilie McGlone, along with her two interns Helen Hope Rolfe and I (Michelle Terazawa) attended and participated in this summit. Nexus is an international network of more than […]

United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

On July 2, 2013 Peace Boat US staff members participated in the preparatory meeting at the United Nations for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Peace Boat US continues to work with Indigenous Peoples and communities on Peace Boat Global Voyages around the world. Below you can find information from the outcome document in preparation […]

BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit

On July 18th, 2013 two interns from Peace Boat US, Helen Hope Rolfe and I (Michelle) attended a Briefing on “BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit” an event which will take place in San José, Costa Rica on 9–11 September 2013. The briefing was organized by the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica, in conjunction with the […]