“I’ll be there when it docks in October and hope to see you there too. It’s an incredible project and team.”-JH
On October 20th, Peace Boat will host a public event onboard, inviting the New York City community to learn more about Peace Boat’s Ecoship, its initiatives for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and its three decades of innovative voyages and programs. Peace Boat’s visit to New York City also coincides with the United Nations First Committee on Disarmament and International Security. As part of Peace Boat’s commitment to creating a nuclear-free world, five atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki will travel with the ship from Japan and share their testimonies at the United Nations in order to further raise awareness about the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. The survivors will also participate in the onboard event on October 20th.