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Disarmament for Development

Peace Boat's Disarmament for Development education and advocacy campaign is based on the much-neglected Article 26 of the UN Charter that calls for the establishment of a system of regulation of armaments with the least diversion of the world human and economic resources for armaments in order to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security. Through the participation in and organization of public events, conferences and workshops, Peace Boat educates people on the impact that a shift in the allocation of resources would have, namely a decrease of military expenditures and the reallocation of funds to eradicate poverty and invest in sustainable development and human security.

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Global Voyage for a Nuclear Free World - Peace Boat Hibakusha Project

Peace Boat's Hibakusha Project seeks to raise awareness about the danger of nuclear weapons and foster public support for nuclear disarmament. Launched in 2008, the project consists of inviting Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki) to participate in around-the-world voyages to share their tragic experiences, educate people and youth in particular about the human costs of nuclear weapons and call for their abolition. Over 170 Hibakusha have participated in this project to date.

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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a global campaign coalition working to mobilize people in all countries to inspire, persuade and pressure their governments to initiate and support negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Peace Boat has been involved with ICAN since 2009, playing a key role in coordinating the campaign within Japanese groups and the public, as well as internationally. ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons".

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Nuclear Power Free World

Peace Boat has for many years campaigned on nuclear related issues, both for the abolition of nuclear weapons and also nuclear power. Since March 2011 Peace Boat has been particularly working on relief and advocacy related to the nuclear disaster which took place after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. This work has been at the local and global level and has included the Global Conference for a Nuclear Free World, bringing the "Voices of Fukushima" to the world and the Fukushima Youth Ambassador Project

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Peace Boat Mine Abolition Campaign (P-MAC)

Peace Boat's P-MAC Campaign runs landmine education programs, combining workshops at schools in Japan and educational study tours to Cambodia. In addition to fundraising for landmine clearance, building schools in affected areas and assistance to landmine victims, P-MAC encourages Peace Boat's participants to learn and experience firsthand how landmines affect people on an individual level, and about the global efforts to ban and remove landmines.

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