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Mar 19, 2018 - Peace Boat at theGlobal Festival of Actionfor Sustainable Developmentin Bonn
This week, Peace Boat will take part in the secondedition of the Global Festival of Actionfor Sustainable Development, the world's annual event to celebrate, empower, and connect the global community driving action for the SDGs. It will take place in Bonn, Germany, on 21-23 March. More than 1000 participants from 150 countries will attend.

The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is powered by the UN SDG Action Campaignwith the support of Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. This year, the Festival will focus on three core themes: Innovation and disruptive change; Citizen engagement; and Communicating the SDGs.

The Festival will bring together a wide array of organizations and individuals to build synergies among different constituencies, increase mutual understanding, and approach problems and solutions from multiple angles. The event will also showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG implementation.

Peace Boat will have an exhibition space to showcase our work for the SDG implementation. As a committed campaigner for the SDGs, Peace Boat proudly unveiled the vibrant SDGs logo on its hull during the departure ceremony of the 92nd Global Voyage in Yokohama, Japan on August 18, 2016.The 92nd Voyagemarked the first Peace Boat global voyage dedicated to raising awareness for the SDGs.

During the festival, Peace Boat's International Coordinator, Karen Hallows, will introduce the NGO activities. A film festival will be held during the event. One of the films to be screened will be Against the Tide: A Journey for Climate Hope', the documentary that Peace Boat produced about our first Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme.

The UN SDG Action Campaign is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mandated to support the UN system-wide and the Member States on advocacy and public engagement in the SDG implementation.

Activities at Global Festival of Action

March 21, from 11.15 - 11.25 - 
SDG Action Talk - SDG Studio: 
Peace Boat and the Ecoship: Sailing for the SDGs

March 23
 - Lobby Exhibition Space Peace Boat and the SDGs

Film Festival
 Against the Tide: A Journey for Climate Hope' Screening