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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