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 […]

Peace Boat at the NPT PrepCom 2014

The 3rd Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT PrepCom) will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York between April 28 – May 9, 2014. Peace Boat will be participating in a range of events and programmes […]

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

April 29, 2014 // UN Headquarters CR-B (CB) // 1:15 – 2:30 pm RSVP: Emilie McGlone, Peace Boat Nearly 70 years ago, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by atomic weapons at the end of the Second World War. Since then, the nuclear threat continues to spread. In late April 2014, the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee […]

Peace + Sustainability: A Conversation with DJ Spooky and Dr. Kathleen Sullivan

April 22, 6-8 pm La Mama Studios // 47 Great Jones St. // New York, NY. 10012 RSVP : Paul D MILLER a.k.a DJ Spooky is an established composer, multimedia artist, editor and author. He travels around the world performing solo, with chamber groups, and with orchestras, while giving talks at prominent universities and conferences. He […]

Peace Boat US to Attend Parlamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) 2014 Assembly

The Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) 2014 Assembly entitled “Climbing the Mountain: Legislators Collaboration on Bilateral, Plurilateral and Global Measures toward a Secure Nuclear-Weapons-Free World” will be held in Washington DC on February 25-28, 2014. Peace Boat US will be in attendance as part of their disarmament and nuclear abolition advocacy activities, which […]

Patagonia on Ice: the Campaign to Make Aysen a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Two days past Ushuaia, ‘the city at the end of the world,’ Peace Boat participants huddled on deck for the ship’s passage through the Magellan Strait. Antarctic winds reddened faces and the rain fell slantways, but those who endured saw islets flecked with cormorants and once, an outcrop thick with elephant seals; fjords rose on […]

Peace Boat US Co-Sponsors Fukushima Follow Up

On Wednesday, January 29th, Peace Boat US co-sponsored the event “Follow Up on the Fukushima Crisis”. Additional sponsors included United Methodist Women, the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, the NGO Committee on Human Rights, the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security, Global Family, International Council of Women, United Religions Initiative, and the Unitarian United […]