HLPF Side Event - Global Partnerships for Education, Youth Engagement and Sustainable Tourism, July 13, 2018
Date: July 13, 2018
Location: United Nations Headquarters

The Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations and Peace Boat invite you to a side-event at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on Global Partnerships for Education, Youth Engagement and Sustainable Tourism.

Date:13 July 2018; 18:30-20:00
Venue: Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN Conference Building

Presenting Global Partnerships between civil society, United Nations institutions and governments for the transformation to sustainable and resilient societies.

This event will focus on the role of youth, education and sustainable tourism in order to achieve the SDGs, including the case study of collaboration for the Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme. The NGO Peace Boat conducts education and advocacy programmes on the SDGs as part of global voyages using sustainable tourism on board a large passenger ship with the "Global Goals" logo painted on the side of the hull. Showcasing examples of collaboration with national governments, United Nations institutions and civil society, the event will feature representatives from Peace Boat's Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme, youth leaders from small island states in the Pacific and Indian Oceans and the Caribbean. The young leaders from Palau, Fiji, Timor Leste, Barbados, Seychelles, Mauritius and Singapore boarded Peace Boat in Stockholm and are traveling by ship to Copenhagen (Denmark), Bergen (Norway), Reykjavik (Iceland) and Halifax (Canada), engaging in capacity building and bringing their message to citizens and government representatives through the voyage ending their journey at the HLPF. The event will also introduce other initiatives including the world-first Palau Pledge, which asks visitors to make a compulsory promise directly to the children of Palau to preserve the biodiversity and culture of their country, and Ecoship, the world's greenest cruise ship and a flagship for the Sustainable Development Goals, planned to visit 100 ports a year all over the world, holding exhibitions onboard to highlight green technologies including renewable energy, with the aim of inspiring the transformation to sustainable and resilient societies.

H.E. Ms. Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Permanent Representative of Palau
H.E. Dr. Satyendra Prasad, Permanent Representative of Fiji
Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors
H.E. Mr. Ronald Jean Jumeau, Permanent Representative of Seychelles
H.E. Ms. Pennelope Beckles, Permanent Representative of Trinidad & Tobago
Mr. Mitchell Toomey, Director of the SDG Action Campaign
Ms. Jordan Robinson, Director of International Development Practice, Kantar Public
Mr. Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder and Director, Peace Boat & Ecoship Project

For those without a UN grounds pass, register online by the end of July 10 to attend here: https://goo.gl/Ts8kYs

Download the flyer for this event here (PDF).