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GPPAC welcomes historic meeting at the DMZ

4/07/2019

The past few days have seen dramatic developments on the Korean Peninsula, with the historic meeting of President Donald Trump, Chairman Kim Jong Un, and President Moon Jae-in at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas.

Peace Boat participants witness a full solar eclip...

3/07/2019

On Tuesday July 2, a rare total eclipse completely blocked the Sun in parts of South America and the South Pacific. During the eclipse, Peace Boat was sailing between Rapa Nui and Tahiti. Participants on the 101st Global Voyage had the privilege to witness this unique event first hand from a very particular location. 

Peace One Day and Jeremy Gilley onboard the 101st ...

27/06/2019

What can you do to make peace? Who do you want to make peace with? Participants of the 101st Global Voyage had the opportunity to consider these questions as they learned about the work of non-profit organization Peace One Day through its founder, Jeremy Gilley.

Peace Boat and the Climate Reality Project

24/06/2019

From June 5-7, Peace Boat attended the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, hosted by former US Vice-President and climate activist Al Gore in Brisbane, Australia.

The power of art for conflict transformation - exp...

24/06/2019

María Elisa Pinto-García, founder and CEO of Colombian art-based social change organization the Prolongar Foundation, joined Peace Boat's 101st Global Voyage as a guest educator from Montego Bay, Jamaica to Cartagena, Colombia, sharing her experience related to peacebuilding and the link between art and conflict transformation. Currently, the central art-based practice of Prolongar Foundation is the Japanese Kintsugi technique, which invites us not to discard objects that have been broken, but rather to repair them and to enhance the damaged areas by filling the cracks with gold.

SOA Joins Peace Boat for UN World Oceans Day

21/06/2019

SOA Programme Director, Brandon Levy, joined the 101st Global Voyage of Peace Boat as a symbol of the partnership between Sustainable Ocean Alliance and Peace Boat. Brandon joined Peace Boat's Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors and hundreds of participants on a voyage from Ponta Delgada to New York City, where they docked to host a special event for UN World Oceans Day on June 8, 2019.

The Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors celebrate ...

19/06/2019

On June 7, Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors arrived in New York City, where the programme concluded with three intense days of activities to celebrate World Oceans Day with United Nations (UN) and civil society partners. They first took part in official activities at the UN Headquarters.  

United Nations World Oceans Day 2019 - celebrating...

13/06/2019

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.

The Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors learn the ...

6/06/2019

On May 31, Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors arrived to Ponta Delgada, in the Azores Archipelago, onboard the 101st Global Voyage. During the day, the group were hosted by professors from the University of the Azores from whom they learnt about the many challenges that this group of nine islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean are facing in relation to climate change.

Event at the UNHQ - Global Youth Perspectives : Fr...

5/06/2019

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.