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Meet Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Leaders
June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm UTC-4
Peace Boat is a Japan-based international NGO which promotes peace, human rights, and sustainability. Established in 1983, it holds Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN). Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a passenger ship that travels the world. Working in partnership with UN SDG Action Campaign, 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, run on a social business model, blend sustainable tourism, lifelong learning and friendship activities with educational programmes, cooperative projects, and advocacy. We’ll meet the Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat US and learn about the UN World Ocean Week and Peace Boat programs. Joining her will be several youth leaders including: -Khadija Stewart, from Trinidad and Tobago, coordinator of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance Caribbean network / Founder of Ecovybz Podcast -Silvia Cantu, from Mexico, Peace Boat Youth for the SDGs scholar, scuba diver, underwater photographer, COP 26 youth negotiator -Sara Van Eerde, from New York, Youth for the SDGs scholar, ocean advocate, spoken word poetry for the oceans