Civil Society Discussion - Peace Boat in Jakarta, December 27, 2012
Date: December 27, 2012
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

On Thursday December 27, 2012, the Japanese based Peace Boat will dock at the Port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, Indonesia. This will be Peace Boat's first visit to Jakarta in 20 years, and we would like to invite friends in Indonesia to join us on this opportunity to exchange experiences and thoughts between Japanese and Indonesian civil society on issues including peacebuilding and conflict prevention, human rights, environmental protection and nuclear disarmament.

What is Peace Boat?
Peace Boat is a Japan-based international NGO that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. From its headquarters in Tokyo, Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. For 30 years, the ship has created a neutral, mobile space and enabled people to engage across borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports that we visit.

Peace Boat also serves as the Regional Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) in Northeast Asia, an international network of civil society organizations that work on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Many Indonesian groups are active in GPPAC, as part of the Southeast Asian regional network hosted by Initiatives for International Dialogue in Mindanao, the Philippines.

Discussion Onboard Peace Boat in Jakarta
As Peace Boat will be docked at the at the Port of Tanjung Priok on December 27, we would like to take this opportunity to invite partner organisations, friends and interested individuals and groups to attend an informal discussion and afternoon tea to be held onboard the ship. This will include participation by Japanese and Indonesian members of the GPPAC network, and discussion on cooperation between Japanese and Indonesian civil society on a range of issues.

We look forward to your participation and ongoing cooperation.

Event Details

Date: December 27, 2012 (Thursday)
Time: From 2 pm (ending approximately 5pm, to be confirmed)

  • Natsuko Saeki (Secretary-General of the Network for Indonesian Democracy, Japan (NINDJA)

  • Rafendi Djamin (Representative of Indonesia to ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights)

  • Meri Joyce (International Coordinator, Peace Boat / GPPAC Northeast Asia Regional Liaison Officer)

Discussion: Informal discussion on situation and potential cooperation in various fields welcome, including conflict prevention and peacebuilding, dialogue, human rights, environmental issues, nuclear weapons abolition and nuclear power.

* Further details including programme and transportation will be announced shortly.


As the event will be held onboard the ship and port security regulations apply, prior registration is strictly required.

We apologise for the inconvenience, however if you are considering attending please send the following information to Meri Joyce by 5pm, December 24, 2012 (Monday):

  • Full name

  • Nationality

  • Date of birth

  • ID type and number (eg drivers license, national ID, passport – anything official with a photograph)

  • Contact email and telephone number

For any enquiries or further information, please contact Meri Joyce, Peace Boat International Coordinator, at:

  • Email: meri(a)peaceboat.gr.jp

  • Indonesian cell phone: 0812-1039-5183

  • Japanese cell: +81-80-3457-9714