Peace Boat US is excited to support a series of events for this year’s annual United Nations World Oceans Day on June 8th. This year’s United Nations World Oceans Day (UN WOD) celebrates the theme Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing. In celebration of the 2023 event, the United Nations are joining forces with decision makers, scientists, private sector executives, civil society representatives, indigenous communities, celebrities and youth activists to underscore how earth is more than it may seem and finally put the ocean first.

UN World Oceans Day Virtual Event

Thursday, June 8
10:00 am – 1:30 pm EST
Join the UN World Oceans Day Live event: Hosted by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs (DOALOS) in partnership with Oceanic Global and supported by Panerai. 
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Coney Island Beach Clean-up

Saturday, June 10
9:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT
New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224
In celebration of World Oceans Week and the 2023 theme “Planet Ocean : Tides are Changing” you are invited to the beach clean-up, bike ride and picnic lunch at Coney Island on Saturday, June 10, organized by Peace Boat US and many local partner organizations. Help us preserve the ocean and our beautiful coastline by our community clean-up. This year we are also encouraging everyone to bike to the beach if you can to keep up our wellness and environmental sustainability.
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World Oceans Festival ‘23, celebrating the
Parties4Peace 20 Year Anniversary

Saturday, June 17 
6:00 pm – 4:00 am EST
GaiaNomaya, 510 Flatbush ave, Brooklyn New York
*Tickets will be available at the door
Join us for the World Oceans Festival 2023! We are thrilled to bring together so many amazing non-profits, creative communities, musicians, artists, healers, and Brooklyn’s diverse and multi-dimensional culture for a great cause to support ocean education for youth! This will be a full evening of music from top talent, both live and with DJjs, yoga and sound healing to start the event, wellness spa services and experiences, guest speakers on various ocean initiatives, a variety of different styles of artists and an artisan pop-up market. Join us for this thoughtful and exciting programming for our World Oceans Week closing celebration.
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Peace Boat US is a proud partner of the One Ocean Hub for their World Oceans Week events and look forward to their performances in New York:

Theater performance “Lalela Ulwandle” (Listen to the Sea) and a conversation on inclusive ocean governance

Wednesday, June 7 
3:00 – 5:00 pm EST
777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd Floor Conf. Room, New York, NY 10017
Experience multi-generational stories of evolving connections to the ocean from the perspectives of small-scale fishers, traditional healers, marine scientists and educators, and reflect on the importance of history, cultural heritage and different forms of knowledge for inclusive and integrated ocean governance.  
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International Film Premiere of the Animation “Indlela Yokuphila: The Soul’s Journey”

Wednesday, June 7 
6:00 – 8:00 pm EST
777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd Floor Conf. Room, New York, NY 10017
Join us at the international premiere of the animation “Indlela Yokuphila: The Soul’s Journey” – When indigenous and scientific knowledge work in solidarity towards inclusive ocean decision making.” Experience the wonder of Indigenous knowledge on the role of the ocean in planetary ecological processes and areas of contact between Indigenous knowledge and ocean science, and discuss ways in which ocean researchers and decision-makers can work together with Indigenous and local knowledge holders. 
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Arts-based research and solidarity practices with indigenous knowledge holders in plural ocean governance -lessons from South Africa

Friday, June 9
9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd Floor Conf. Room, New York, NY 10017
Explore a variety of art-based research approaches that support knowledge co-production on the ocean across different disciplines and cultures, and discuss how creative methods to better engage with, and protect the human rights of Indigenous and local knowledge holders within ocean governance could be adapted to collaborative projects and inclusion decision-making processes. 
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