Peace Boat visits New York during the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), July 12-13, 2018
Date: July 12-13, 2018
Location: Manhattan Cruise Center

Peace Boat will visit New York this July 12-13 as part of the 98th Global Voyage, and coinciding with the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). On this occasion, we will hold an inaugural Partnership Expo onboard on July 12, in cooperation with various UN agencies and to be attended by UN officials, representatives from Permanent Missions to the UN and NGO partners working for sustainable development.

The event will highlight the importance of partnerships for transformation toward resilient and sustainable societies, showcase various initiatives toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and provide a networking opportunity for attendees of the HLPF during the annual global gathering. It will include presentations, live music, exhibitions, cultural presentations, and more, focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. See a full list and profiles of speakers here.

On the afternoon of July 13, Peace Boat will hold an event on "Education for the UN Sustainable Development Goals" onboard the ship. This educational event will highlight the importance of partnerships for youth education and transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.

Content will include presentations, exhibitions, voices from students and professors, and more. It will focus on sharing information about experiential learning programs for the SDGs as part of Peace Boat Global Voyages for Peace and Sustainability, and the positive impact they have on participants. Particularly, the unique onboard study programs "Peace Education and the UN Sustainable Development Goals" and "Youth for the SDGs" scholarships will be introduced. The event will also highlight the Ecoship, the world's most sustainable cruise ship planned to sail in 2020 as a flagship for climate action and platform for education programs.

As a committed campaigner for the Sustainable Development Goals, since 2016 Peace Boat's vessel has been sailing with the SDGs logo on its hull. This logo is now travelling around the world to promote the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, visiting approximately 100 countries around the world annually.

For more information, please contact event(a)peaceboat-us.org