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Peace Boat's Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors S...


On 26 June, a special feature of Peace Boat's 98th Global Voyage oyage officially began: the Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme.

Peace Boat Statement on the Singapore Summit


Peace Boat welcomes the agreements made at the US-DPRK Summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018, by the leaders of both states to move away from hostile relations and towards cooperation for the permanent peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The Global University and Naoko Richters


Education has been at the core of Peace Boat's mission since inception. Peace Boat began in 1983, in the midst of a controversy about how Japanese textbooks should cover Japan's WWII-era actions. When a newly developed national curriculum deeply upset many of Japan's neighbors, a group of Japanese university students decided to travel by sea to learn from people there about how they understood the war and Japan's military activities of the time.

Peace Boat and the GCF organize a symposium about ...


Peace Boat and the Global Challenges Foundation will hold a symposium onboard Peace Boat's vessel in Stockholm, on June 26. The event, ‘Ocean Degradation and Climate Change: Perspectives from the Global to the Local', will bring together young leaders from Small Island States, experts, and activists to consider the dual crises of ocean degradation and climate change.

Welcoming the Singapore Summit


A Step Towards a Peaceful, Nuclear-Free Korean Peninsula
Statement by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)

As a global network of civil society peacebuilding organisations, the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) welcomes today's historic summit and subsequent agreement in Singapore by President Donald Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The points laid out in the agreement, relating to the establishment of new US-DPRK relations, the building of a lasting peace regime, and the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula are important, positive steps forward to achieving a peaceful, nuclear-free Northeast Asia.

The Ocean Dream Sets Sail for a United World on Pe...


On May 8th, 2018, the Ocean Dream departed from Yokohama for the 98th voyage of Peace Boat. The chilly weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the attendees at the opening ceremony, who gathered to celebrate the start of the long-awaited voyage.

GPPAC Northeast Asia Statement Welcoming the 2018 ...


The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Northeast Asia, a network of civil society organizations working for peace and dialogue in the region, wholeheartedly congratulates the leaders of the DPRK and the ROK, as well as the Korean people, for the historic achievement of the "Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula" issued following the Inter-Korean Summit of April 27, 2018 at the Peace House on the southern side of Korea's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The Summit contributed to a significant reduction of tensions and indeed avoidance of the catastrophe of a potential nuclear war. Furthermore, it showed the world the true impact of committed leadership and diplomacy, and the direct, personal meeting between the leaders of both Koreas sent a powerful wave of emotion around the world.

Sailing for Sustainability Encourages Youth to Dre...


From April 2-20, Peace Boat US held the second instalment of its Sailing for Sustainability programme, developed to offer youth from the United States and around the world the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in issues related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including environmental degradation, indigenous culture and gender equality.

The path to Timorese independence - Dr Jose Ramos-...


On March 20, 2018, Peace Boat had the privilege of hosting a presentation by former President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. José Ramos-Horta. Dr. Ramos-Horta joined the 97th Asian Voyage from Dili to Bali, and participants were eager to hear about his crucial role in helping Timor-Leste achieve its sovereignty after their own visit to the country on the previous day.

The Youth of Palau Call on the World to Take the P...


"Learning about global issues from local people is at the core of Peace Boat's educational and awareness programs," says Peace Boat Director Yoshioka Tatsuya. With this in mind, the 97th Asian Voyage had the privilege of welcoming four Palauan youth to join the ship for the first leg of its journey, which travelled from Yokohama, Japan to Koror, Palau. 

Peace Boat's 97th Asian Voyage Connects the Past t...


On March 7 and 8, 2018, mere days after its most recent journey to the Oceanic region, Peace Boat departed from the ports of Kobe and Yokohama on its 97th East Asia Voyage.

Peace Boat and ICAN Collaborate to Ensure a Nuclea...


The 96th Oceania Voyage is sailing extensively around Australia, where ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner and a long-time partner of Peace Boat, was founded in 2007. During this voyage, Peace Boat has collaborated with ICAN to organize a series of events both onboard and in ports to raise awareness of the importance of nuclear abolition, and encourage both Australia and Japan to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.