Peace Boat joins the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, working towards Education for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

The International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification (OA Alliance) brings together governments and organizations across the globe dedicated to taking action to protect coastal communities and livelihoods from the threat of ocean acidification. Working towards the United Nations’ Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), Peace Boat furthers its commitment to advance knowledge of […]

Postponement of Summer 2020 Peace Education and UN SDGs Program

In light of the global public health concerns over the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the significant impact these developments have had on international travel and upcoming Peace Boat voyages, we regret to announce that our Summer Program, scheduled to take place between June 20 – July 3, 2020 in Latin America, is postponed until further […]

Creating partnerships for Oceans and Climate Action at the Blue COP 25 in Madrid

In December 2019, Peace Boat participated in the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the fifth consecutive year. More than 25,000 people from 200 countries attended the conference, designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. The Madrid meeting was the last […]

PEACE BOAT AND ECOSHIP INTRODUCE THEIR CLIMATE ACTION ACTIVITIES AT COP25

On December 5, Peace Boat hosted an event at the MOANA Blue Pacific Pavilion at COP25 in Madrid. The event highlighted the testimonies of youth from Small Island Developing States, who are on the frontlines of climate change, along with youth leaders from our nonprofit partner’s Global Kids and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA). During the event, Peace Boat introduced Ecoship, […]

Peace Boat Attends COP25 in Madrid, Spain

Sailing towards a Sustainable Future through Climate Action and Education for the SDGs (Read COP25 report here) For the fifth consecutive year, Peace Boat and the Ecoship will take part in the annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to be held in Madrid, Spain from December 2-13, […]

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 […]