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...
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.
Peace Boat in New York City
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.
Peace Boat launches a short documentary about the ...
Last summer, a group of youth from Fiji, Palau, Timor-Leste, Seychelles, Mauritius, Singapore, and Barbados joined Peace Boat to take part in the second edition of the Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme. During the programme, Peace Boat filmed a short documentary directed by the social impact filmmaker, Ryan Carl. This 6-minute video, ‘The Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors - A Short Film by Peace Boat' aims to contribute to the Talanoa Dialogue for Climate Ambition, a process to take stock of collective efforts to reduce emissions and build greater resilience, in line with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.
Clean Water for a Bright Future: Peace Boat visits...
As part of its 99th Global Voyage, Peace Boat dropped anchor off the coast of Male, Maldives, on September 17, 2018. In partnership with Save the Beach Maldives and JCI (Junior Chamber International) the Maldives, Peace Boat participants took part in the third annual joint initiative to help clean local beaches and raise awareness about the effects of waste on the Maldivian marine ecosystem.
The 99th Peace Boat Voyage departs from Yokohama t...
Today, hundreds of people gathered at the port of Yokohama to say goodbye to the Peace Boat's 99th Global Voyage, the first to sail in collaboration with the UN SDG Action Campaign. The ship is departing from Japan with the purpose of inspiring and mobilizing people to take action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In collaboration with the UN SDG Action Campaign, Peace Boat's Global Voyages will conduct education, advocacy, capacity building and awareness raising for the SDGs.
Another Side of Home: Yuki Koji and an Ainu Cultur...
Japan is often mistakenly cited, by both foreigners and nationals alike, as an example of a monocultural country. This not only neglects the experiences of the many Japanese people with mixed heritage, but also the experiences of ethnic minorities indigenous to Japan, such as the Ainu people of the northern part of the country. The Ainu people have a distinct culture, religion, language and historical trajectory, and have historically suffered great marginalization due to the idea that they are not "Japanese".
Video: Scott Ludlam and ICAN
Peace Boat is proud to be a member of ICAN, the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, a group of NGOs dedicated to achieving a nuclear-free world, and the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Joining Peace Boat for his third time, former Australian Senator Scott Ludlam gives an overview of ICAN, the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the talks he's given on the 98th voyage.
Video: Small Island, Big Song
Small Island Big Song, a music project created by Tim Cole and BaoBao Chen, joined Peace Boat for the second time on its 98th global voyage. Inspired by the history of indigenous seafarers who set out from Taiwan 5,000 years ago to explore and settle the islands around them, Cole and Chen conceived the idea for a collective experiment uniting musicians in the region over a love of the ocean, islands, and traditional cultures.