THE OCEAN CONFERENCE SIDE EVENT: From Awareness Raising to Action for the Oceans: the role of Youth and Civil Society

From Awareness Raising to Action for the Oceans: the role of Youth and Civil Society Friday, June 9, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Conference Room #6, UN Headquarters This side event will focus on the role of education and awareness raising for action for the oceans, and to implement the Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, it will focus […]

Report – Program for Sustainability and Climate Action in South America

As part of its strong commitment to protecting Patagonian wilderness and raising awareness about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Peace Boat US organized a special program focusing on climate action in February of 2017. The program was organized in collaboration with the Music & Art Peace Academy (MAPA), and traced a route from Chile […]

Event – Entrepreneurial & Financial Innovation Leadership to Achieve the UN SDGs

Friday, March 17 Peace Boat US, in partnership with C4: Capital For New Commons and International Grassroots Women’s Academy, will feature leaders around the world who are transforming the role of women and girls across industries to achieve the UN SDGs through technology and financial innovations. We will feature best practices in different regions, as […]

A Day at the UN: Together Campaign, The Ocean Conference, and Forging Partnerships

The United Nations has declared 2017 “the year of peace,” and on January 19, Peace Boat interns gathered to hear the first briefing of the year at the DPI/NGO (Department of Public Information/Non Governmental Organization) Inaugural meeting in New York City. It was the first time this team of interns had the opportunity to sit […]

Utilizing Information And Communication Technology For Sustainable Development

Peace Boat US interns attended “The Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in accelerating the achievement of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development” at the United Nations Headquarters. They learned that while 98% of Americans have access to the internet, only 47% of the global population has similar access. This meeting focused on […]

January Term 2017 Interns from Hollins University

Hollins University is a liberal arts school located in Roanoke, Virginia. Each year students have the opportunity for the month of January to choose between studying abroad, interning with an organization, researching independently under a professor, or taking a course on campus. This is the fourth year Hollins and the Peace Boat US have partnered […]

Wishing You a Peaceful New Year and 2017

Dear Friends, Happy New Year from all of us at Peace Boat US! We hope 2017 is a peaceful, happy and healthy one for you and your loved ones. May the New Year bring rejuvenation, determination, and grace to our efforts to make the world a better place. 2016 was an incredible year for Peace […]

Program Report – Peace Education and Sustainable Development in Latin America (Summer 2016)

Climate change, poverty, inequalities and other issues affecting our world cannot be solved by government officials alone — we all need to play a part in creating a sustainable future. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations provide a clear vision of what is needed to achieve the world we yearn for, […]

Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Oppose Nuclear Proliferation

On the occasion of the 71st Anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, let us Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Oppose Nuclear Proliferation Speaker: Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat US Peace Boat US is a civil society, non-profit organization working to promote peace, sustainable development and respect for the environment through edcuational programs […]

Peace Education and the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America – Summer Program Report

On June 24, a group of youth from New York City joined Peace Boat US as part of a two week study program through Central America focusing on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and peacebuilding efforts in the region. The team of 24 included participants from Global Kids, an NYC-based organization that works […]