Over the two days, several activities will be held including an onboard Floating Festival for Sustainability, exchange programs with local New York City community groups, and two events at the United Nations. Please join us at our two United Nations events October 16th: "Hibakusha's Testimony and Call" and "Our Ocean, Our Future." (See below for details.)
Established in 1983, the international non-profit organization Peace Boat has Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC. Dedicated to working for peace and sustainability, Peace Boat is a member of the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate. Peace Boat is also a committed campaigner for the UN SDGs, and travels around the world with the Global Goals logo on the hull of its ship.
Main activities during Peace Boat's visit to New York:
Floating Festival for Sustainability onboard Peace Boat, 6-9pm October 15
Dynamic presentations, music, exhibitions and more focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including: renowned musician DJ Spooky, Director of UNESCO Liaison Office New York Marie Paule Roudil, testimony of Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor Kimura Tokuko, and a celebration with key representatives of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate.
International Education Session Onboard Peace Boat, 2-4pm October 16
Please note only those who have already registered are able to attend due to port security rules.
Events at the United Nations Headquarters, October 16:
- Hibakusha's Testimony and Call, urging all UN member states towards early signature and ratification of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty: UNHQ Conference Room A, 1:15-2:30 pm.
- Our Ocean, Our Future, SIDS Youth Sailing for Climate Action and Peace: Peace Boat Ocean and Youth Ambassadors share messages for COP23; UNHQ Conference Room A, 10:30am-12:00pm
Please note that registration in advance is strictly required in order to visit the ship or attend onboard events, and that a valid UN pass is required to attend events at the United Nations.
For more information about Peace Boat and its visit to NYC: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 212-687-7214