Peace Boat will visit NYC this July 12-13, in the first of two visits in 2018 (next is October 29-30). This visit, during Peace Boat’s 98th Global Voyage, coincides with the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), and Peace Boat will hold an inaugural Partnership Expo onboard on July 12, attended by UN officials, representatives from Permanent Missions to the UN, Embassy officials, and NGO partners in working for sustainable development.

This event will highlight the importance of partnerships for transformation toward resilient and sustainable societies, showcase various initiatives toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and provide a networking opportunity for attendees of the HLPF during the annual global gathering. The reception will be held onboard the ship as it is docked in Manhattan on the evening of July 12, including presentations, live music, exhibitions, cultural presentations, and more, focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

On the afternoon of July 13, Peace Boat will hold an event on “Education for the UN Sustainable Development Goals” onboard the ship. This educational event will highlight the importance of partnerships for youth education and transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.

Content will include presentations, exhibitions, voices from students and professors, and more. It will focus on sharing information about experiential learning programs for the SDGs as part of Peace Boat Global Voyages for Peace and Sustainability, and the positive impact they have on participants. Particularly, the unique onboard study programs “Peace Education and the UN Sustainable Development Goals” and “Youth for the SDGs” scholarships will be introduced. The event will also highlight the Ecoship, the world’s most sustainable cruise ship planned to sail in 2020 as a flagship for climate action and platform for education programs.

As a committed campaigner for the Sustainable Development Goals, since 2016 Peace Boat’s vessel has been sailing with the Global Goals logo on its hull. This logo is now travelling around the world to promote the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, visiting approximately 100 countries around the world annually.