June 8 was designated by the United Nations as "World Oceans Day." Peace Boat partnered with the United Nations and dozens of civil society groups to organize a series of events to celebrate this occasion.
Event at the UNHQ - Global Youth Perspectives : From Awareness Raising to Action for Our Ocean
On June 7, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the international NGO Peace Boat will host a special event for global youth leaders to come together to highlight local initiatives for the SDGs , including Goals 5, 13 and 14. This interactive dialogue on why the ocean matters and how to make a difference for our oceans will encourage youth engagement in raising awareness of the benefits derived from the ocean and our individual and collective duty to take action, with the overarching theme of this year's UN World Oceans Day, “Gender and Oceans.
Peace Boat hosts the Berghof Foundation Tübingen ...
During the Mediterranean segment of Peace Boat’s 101st voyage, the Berghof Foundation Tübingen held its annual meeting onboard as the ship travelled between the ports of Piraeus and Valletta. The Berghof Foundation supports efforts to prevent political and social violence and to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation, based on education and training on non-violent conflict resolutions.
Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors...
For the third year in a row after its launch in 2017, Peace Boat has invited youth from small islands on the frontline of the climate crisis to travel onboard its ship to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and ocean degradation. The Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme will begin in Malta on May 24. The programme will conclude in New York City on World Oceans Day.
“Leadership for Inclusive Futures in Asia” - T...
Peace Boat partnered for the first time with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) Leadership Institute to host The HKFYG Jockey Club School of Global Leadership - Global Seminar 2019. The seven-day Global Seminar took place from April 19th to April 25th, 2019, with two days of fieldwork in Osaka, in-depth seminars and workshops centered around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held on board Peace Boat, and a closing session held in Hong Kong. The theme of the seminar was “Leadership for Inclusive Futures in Asia” with 23 young trisector professionals participating from seven different countries and regions.
Peace Boat wins the Educators’ Challenge Awards
Peace Boat's Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme is one of the winners of the first edition of the Educators’ Challenge Awards. The award, given by the Global Challenges Foundation, recognizes innovative methods of engaging young people and the general public around global risks such as climate change, nuclear weapons, and pandemics. It was announced in a ceremony at the London School of Economics in London on May 15.