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Joint NGO Emergency Press Conference Against the L...

20/12/2018

The pouring of sand and soil for the new US military base construction at Henoko, Okinawa has now begun. In the recent Okinawan gubernatorial elections, Governor Denny Tamaki was elected on the anti-new base platform with a huge majority of 80,000 votes. Further, a citizens' referendum is being planned for February 2019. 

Global University 2018: Inclusive and Sustainable ...

19/12/2018

Global University 2018 took place between August 31 and September 18, with the theme of "Building Peace Together: Inclusive and Sustainable Societies in Asia". Over the course of 19 days, 17 students of 6 Asian nationalities travelled to Hiroshima (Japan), Xiamen (China), Singapore, and Siem Reap & Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

Peace Boat's Global University 2018, Building Peac...

19/12/2018

Global University 2018 took place between August 31 and September 18, with the theme of "Building Peace Together: Inclusive and Sustainable Societies in Asia". Over the course of 19 days, 17 students of 6 Asian nationalities travelled to Hiroshima (Japan), Xiamen (China), Singapore, and Siem Reap & Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat...

13/12/2018

The "Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project" aims to spread awareness of nuclear issues and promote the abolition of nuclear weapons. Since 2008, Peace Boat has invited over 170 Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) onboard to deliver their powerful testimonies around the world. Two Hibakusha, Ms Tsukamoto Michiko and Ms Sora Tamiko, joined Peace Boat's 99th Global Voyage.

Peace Boat launches the 3rd edition of the Ocean a...

7/12/2018

During a side event at UN Climate Change 24th Conference of Parties (COP24), in Katowice (Poland), Peace Boat announced the third edition of its Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme. Peace Boat will invite a group of young people from the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean to travel from Valletta (Malta) to New York (United States) with stops and activities in Motril (Spain), Tangier (Morocco) and Ponta Delgada (Portugal). The programme will take place from May 24 to June 8, 2019, during the 101st Peace Boat Global Voyage.

Furthering partnerships to achieve the UN Sustaina...

30/10/2018

Peace Boat, the world's largest passenger ship sailing around the world for peace and sustainability, visited New York City on October 29-30 as part of the 99th Global Voyage for Peace. As a committed campaigner for the Sustainable Development Goals, sailing with the SDGs logo on our hull, a range of events in relation to the SDGs were held during these two days.

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: Tran...

25/10/2018

As Peace Boat docked in the port of Dublin on October 17, 2018, an intimate group of about 20 Peace Boat participants visited the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. Founded in 1974 as a response to the violence and conflict in Ireland, the Centre aims to cultivate positive relationships between people from socially, culturally, politically, and religiously diverse backgrounds. Eamon Rafter, Glencree's Learning Coordinator, accompanied Peace Boat participants to the Centre after having spent nearly ten days on board providing a series of lectures and workshops on the challenges unique to the conflict in Ireland.