Sunday , May 19 2019
Home / News / Society / Very Mix / Peace Boat for Nuclear-Free World arrives at Corfu

Peace Boat for Nuclear-Free World arrives at Corfu

The Peace Boat for a Nuclear-Free World docked at the port of the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea on October 1.

Among the 1,000 passengers are also survivors from the Holocaust in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They are bringing a message of world peace.

The ship and its passengers were welcomed at the port by a Corfu delegation headed by Mayor Kostas Nikolouzos and Deputy Mayor for Tourism Vassilis Kavadias.

The Peace Boat set sail on its 99th world journey from the port of Yokohama on Saturday 1 September where hundreds of people gathered to see it off.

It is the first time the ship is sailing in collaboration with the UN SDG Action Campaign.

It departed from Japan with the purpose of inspiring and mobilizing people to take action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The journey round the world aims to promote the 17 UN targets for sustainable development, one of which is to combat sea pollution.

The Peace Boat will be traveling for a total of 100 days.

The Peace Boat is a global non-government organization headquartered in Japan established for the purpose of raising awareness and building connections internationally among groups that work for peace, human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development. “Peace Boat” may also refer to one of the ships embarking on a cruise under the Peace Boat organization.

Since its founding in 1983, the Shinjuku, Tokyo based organization has launched more than 90 voyages of passenger ships manned by international volunteers that travel particularly to areas that are experiencing or have experienced unrest

More pictures here.

Check Also

“Congrats, you’re pregnant!” Doctor tells stunned Cretan man

A man on the island of Crete had a simple blood test at a public …