Jayantha Dhanpala Receives Prestigious IPS Award for Nuclear Disarmament

Jayantha Dhanpala, a previous guest educator onboard the Peace Boat and partner in Peace Boat’s nuclear weapons disarmament efforts, received the prestigious  2014 Inter Press Service (IPS) International Achievement Award for Nuclear Disarmament. Amb. Jayantha Dhanapala is a former UN Under-Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs, Sri Lankan Ambassador to the US and UN, and Governing Board […]

World Cares Center in NYC Organizes “Project Elf” for Superstorm Sandy-Affected Youth

World Cares Center, an NYC-based NGO that delivers disaster-preparedness and response trainings to citizens and communities in the tri-state area, throughout the US, and abroad, is launching “Project Elf” to bring cheer to families and youth who are still recovering from the devastation and personal losses caused by Superstorm Sandy. WCC will organize a day of […]

Towards Vienna: The Role of Education to Further Advance the Discussion on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

On October 20th Peace Boat co-sponsored an event titled,“Towards Vienna: The Role of Education to Further Advance the Discussion on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons,” with the NGO Committee on Disarmament Peace and Security, Ban All Nukes Generation and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation to coincide with the United Nations First Committee on Disarmament […]

Documentary Screening Event Report: A Journey Through Indigenous Communities in El Salvador and Panama

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On September 23,rd 2014, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Permanent Missions of El Salvador and Panama to the UN and Peace Boat US hosted a film screening of a documentary which was created as a collaborative project between Peace Boat US, the non-profit Downtown Community Television (DCTV), and youth from New […]

A Journey Through Indigenous Communities in El Salvador and Panama

As part of the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, a high level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly, to be held on September 22-23, Peace Boat US, in partnership with the permanent missions of El Salvador and Panama to the UN, are organizing an event: “A Journey Through Indigenous Communities in El Salvador and […]

Media Advisory: Nuclear Power is NOT the answer to Climate Change

Media Advisory CONTACT: Human Rights Now NY, September15HRN@gmail.com Nuclear Power is NOT the answer to Climate Change September 15, Monday, 10AM – noon UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10017 (44th St. & First Ave) WHAT: In conjunction with the NYC People’s Climate March and the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 in […]

Report of Music and Art Peace Academy’s (MAPA) Cultural Exchange in Central America

From July 31st to August 8th, Peace Boat US brought the Music and Art Peace Academy (MAPA) to Central America for a cultural exchange with indigenous communities in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Panama. Stephanie Smith, Peace Boat US Intern since June 2014, assisted by MAPA student participant Antoinette Stone, delivers a special report of MAPA’s […]

Peace Boat’s 84th Voyage MAPA Program and Participants

This summer, Peace Boat US is collaborating with three nonprofit organizations to invite youth from New York City on a week-long international voyage to acquire a hands-on arts education with professional and local artists as part of the Music and Art Peace Academy (MAPA) project. Aspiring young creators will participate in educational programs onboard Peace Boat’s 84th Global Voyage […]

NYC Youth to Create Documentary of Central American Indigenous Communities for United Nations Conference

Peace Boat US is pleased to announce that a group of young film makers are joining Peace Boat’s 84th Global Voyage to El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama from July 31-August 8, 2014 to make a documentary for the United Nations Indigenous Communities conference. The youth, who are all from New York City in the United States, will […]

Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the UN Visits Peace Boat US Office

This week Peace Boat US interviewed the Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the UN and former Peace Boat staff member Ruben Hasbun, who is coordinating the youth music education project at the Centro Escolar Districto Italia School in El Salvador. Peace Boat US and the Permanent Mission of El Salvador have been collaborating […]