Dear Friends,

Happy New Year from all of us at Peace Boat US! We hope 2017 is a peaceful, happy and healthy one for you and your loved ones. May the New Year bring rejuvenation, determination, and grace to our efforts to make the world a better place.

2016 was an incredible year for Peace Boat US. We organized a summer program with youth from NYC on Peace Education and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Latin America. In October, we welcomed the Peace Boat to New York City, and together with the UN Department of Public Information, hosted hundreds of visitors onboard for our “Floating Festival for Sustainability” in support of the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development and announced Peace Boat’s new Ecoship Project. We also held an event at the UN to raise awareness of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons by providing a platform for the Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) to share their testimonies.

Peace Boat US is optimistic about 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism. We are preparing this summer’s program on Peace Education and the SDGs in Latin America and invite you to join us! We are also excited to welcome the ship to NYC again in October 2017, and for our work towards an historic nuclear weapons ban.

Wishing you a peaceful new year from Peace Boat US!