Peace Boat

Peace Boat is an international organization working towards peace and sustainability

Established in 1983, Peace Boat is an international NGO which holds Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN). It promotes peace, human rights, sustainable development and respect for the environment.

Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a passenger ship that travels the world. Guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Peace Boat’s activities onboard and in port empower participants, strengthen local capacity for sustainability, and build people-to-people cooperation beyond borders. The voyages blend sustainable tourism, lifelong learning and friendship activities with educational programmes, cooperative projects and advocacy funded by voyage participation fees.

As a committed campaigner for the SDGs, Peace Boat has initiated the Ecoship project, a transformational programme to construct the planet's most environmentally sustainable cruise ship. The Ecoship will be the platform for Peace Boat's round-the-world educational voyages, host exhibitions on green technology and serve as a floating sustainability laboratory contributing to research on the ocean, climate and green marine technology. Ecoship will be instrumental in creating awareness and trigger action. Its four annual world cruises will create the framework for hundreds of educational programs, advocacy campaigns and applied research, as well as for the hosting of international conferences and world-class exhibitions to encourage active engagement with the challenges embodied in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Peace Boat’s headquarters are in Tokyo. It has five other offices across Japan, and a sister organization - Peace Boat US- based in New York.

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Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors 2018

Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme 2019 May 24 2019 @ 10:00 AM - June 08 2019 @ 6:00 PM

To celebrate World Oceans Day, Peace Boat is organizing the third edition of the Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme from May 24 to June 8, 2019. Young leaders from the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Caribbean who are active on issues related to climate change and ocean degradation will travel from Valletta (Malta) to New York (United States) with stops and activities in Motril and Granada (Spain), Tangiers (Morocco) and Ponta Delgada (Portugal). The group will board in Malta which organized the Our Conference in 2017. They also will visit Morocco which hosted COP22 in 2016.

Peace Boat

Peace Boat celebrates World Oceans Day in New York ! June 07 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Peace Boat, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations and in partnership with the UN SDG Action Campaign, has carried out global educational and advocacy voyages for peace and sustainability since 1983. Peace Boat is a core member of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Peace Boat is now developing the Ecoship, enabling the reduction of CO2 emissions by 40%, achieving zero SOx and NOx emissions, and recycling 100% of its water and waste.


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