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 […]

NGO Committee for Disarmament, Peace and Security meeting: “We Can Abolish Nuclear Weapons”

On Tuesday, June 10th, Peace Boat US attended the event, “We Can Abolish Nuclear Weapons,” hosted by the NGO Committee for Disarmament, Peace and Security held in the United Nations Plaza building. Current topics pertinent to nuclear disarmament were discussed, including UN-Fold Zero, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and the […]

Welcoming Filmmaker Zion Rivera Onboard

On our upcoming 84th voyage, Peace Boat welcomes junior filmmaker Zion Rivera onboard to document the voyage. Zion is a PRO-TV Fellow, a program started byDowntown Community Television Center (DCTV) in 1978 to provide positive creative outlets for youth to address issues that affect their lives and communities. Zion is 19 years old and from Brownsville, Brooklyn. […]

Peace Boat joins Hibakusha Stories at Cardinal Spellman High School

Since 2008, Hibakusha Stories, an initiative of Youth Arts New York, a non-profit organization led by Dr. Kathleen Suillivan, has traveled throughout the boroughs of New York City to deliver engaging testimony and workshops on nuclear disarmament.Hibakusha, (the Japanese name given to survivors of the atomic bombings) along with distinguished scholars aim to promote peace […]

Hibakusha Testimony: The Humanitarian Voice in the Global Movement to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

In a room overflowing with more than 75 attendees, two Hibakusha, a term used to describe the survivors of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima atomic bombings, gave their testimony at the United Nations. In a joint collaboration, the International NGO Peace Boat, Hibakusha Stories, and the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the United Nations co-sponsored […]