Invitation: Join Peace Boat US’ Youth for the SDGs Programs - Register by April 30!
Join Peace Boat US’ Youth for the SDGs
Spring I Summer Programs - Register Now!
Peace Boat’s 114th Global Voyage has departed Japan
onboard Peace Boat’s new vessel, M/V Pacific World. This is the
first voyage in three years due to the global pandemic and takes place as
Peace Boat celebrates its 40th anniversary. During the departure
ceremony, Peace Boat Director and Founder, Yoshioka Tatsuya expressed his
gratitude to everyone who has supported Peace Boat during this time. “The
only reason Peace Boat has been able to continue for 40 years is thanks
to each and every one of you,” he said.
During this 114th Global Voyage, Peace Boat US is excited
to announce a new series of programs as part of our education for the
United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to be
held onboard. Highlighting the theme of this year’s UN World Oceans
Day: “Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing,” the programs seek to
raise awareness about Life Below Water and encourage positive action for
our blue planet.
As the Peace Boat sails on its inaugural voyage of the new
ship, we are scaling up our initiatives for Ocean Literacy, through
educational onboard and port programs to educate youth on the issues of
environmental sustainability, intercultural communication, and the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We encourage our
friends and partners across the globe to register and join us this Spring
and Summer on our Youth for the SDGs Programs! Please see more
detailed information below:
Program fee – $5000 USD for per voyage. The fee
includes travel onboard the Peace Boat, onboard programs, shared
cabin accommodation (additional fee for single cabin if
available), meals, and port programs. This fee does not include
travel to/from the ship or travel insurance.
All ages and backgrounds are welcome to
Youth for the SDGs Scholarships are available for
Deadline for registration for both programs is
April 30, 2023.
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