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Jun 3, 2016 - Peace Boat at the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju, Korea
The 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju, Korea
The 66th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference was held in Gyeongju, Korea, from 30 May to 1 June 2016 - the first of its kind to take place in Asia. Organized by the NGO Relations and Advocacy Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership with the Republic of Korea, the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, and the National Organizing Committee of Korea, the theme of the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference was "Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together."

Korea Green Foundation introduces Peace & Green Boat at the workshop
Peace Boat attended this conference, as an opportunity to meet with likeminded organisations and share our experiences in education for peace, sustainability and global citizenship. A workshop was co-organized with Korea's largest environmental organization the Green Foundation. Here, various education projects for peace and sustainability in Asia were introduced, including Peace & Green Boat, a regional voyage carried out in collaboration between the two organizations every year. The workshop also considered how to build a collaborative network of youth, educators and civil society groups to realize the public awareness, partnerships and action necessary to build a sustainable, peaceful world.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife, Yoo Soon-taek at Peace Boat's booth
At our booth in the exhibition space, Peace Boat presented its diverse educational and advocacy programmes relating to the Sustainable Development Goals, including the development of the Peace Boat Ecoship to sail as a flagship for Climate Action. We were honoured to host a visit by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife, Yoo Soon-taek.

Download a flyer with information about Peace Boat activities, including the workshop and booth, as well as more information about Peace Boat's education for the SDGs here.

Read more about the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference at the official homepage here.

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