You are cordially invited to the upcoming events during the SIDS4 International Conference in Antigua and Barbuda this week together with Peace Boat US and Blue Planet Alliance, along with many of our global partners, youth representatives and island leaders. Peace Boat is an international NGO with Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the United Nations, which since 1983 has been conducting advocacy and education programmes onboard a chartered passenger ship with the logo of the SDGs on the hull of the ship. Sailing to more than 100 ports of call annually, we are especially aware of the importance of protecting our ocean and coastal communities. We organize several programs focused on the SDGs, including education for leaders from Small Island Developing States onboard the ship. Our “Youth for the SDGs:” scholarship program is now officially endorsed by IOC UNESCO and held in partnership with various organizations including Blue Planet Alliance, working towards a 100% renewable energy future by 2045. Join us at SIDS4 and we look forward to seeing you very soon!

Communications Masterclass workshop for the SIDS Children & Youth Summit 

Emilie McGlone and Andy Liburd, Communications Specialist
When: May 25, 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Summit Venue (UWI Five Islands Campus)

SIDS GBN Forum 2024 panel – Inclusivity: Empowering Local Communities for Transformed Economies

Moderated by Emilie McGlone
When: May 25, 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Sandals (the same venue as where the SIDS-GBN Forum is held)

Amplifying action in the call for climate justice: An inclusive approach for meaningful change

When: May 28, 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: American University of Antigua, Room 6

Small Islands Leading the Energy Transition: Roadmaps to 100% Renewables

Co-hosted by UN-DESA, Greening the Islands Foundation and the Government of Tonga
When: May 29, 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: American University of Antigua, Room 4

Youth Will Lead the Way – working towards a Renewable Energy future for all!

Blue Planet Alliance + Peace Boat US are exploring how island youth are being impacted by climate change — and what they can do to make a positive difference.
When: May 30, 2024,12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: American University of Antigua, Side Event Room 5

Greening the Islands Sofa

A one-of-a-kind space dedicated to video messages and interviews by global leaders of the islands’ sustainable transition, a platform shared with our global network to amplify perspectives and experiences from diverse stakeholders on the challenges and opportunities for islands. Please let us know if you would like to host an interview together on this unique media stage at the main venue.
When: May 27 – May 30, 2024