Emilie McGlone

Director of Peace Boat US

Country of focus: Global
Based in New York

Emilie McGlone is Director of Peace Boat US (@PeaceBoat_US), a non-profit organization working to promote peace, human rights, and equitable and sustainable development through educational programs. She is in charge of liaison with the United Nations where the Peace Boat holds special consultative status with ECOSOC,  the UN Economic and Social Council, and works to create opportunities for international cooperation on environmental sustainability, cultural awareness and peace education.

Peace Boat US leads programs in which people from the United States and around the world participate in voyages onboard the Peace Boat. Its Japan-based partner organization  has taken more than 150 Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Peace Boat voyages around the world to give personal testimonies about the effects of the atomic bombs and calling for nuclear abolition. The Nobel Peace Prize is carried on the Peace Boat for use as an advocacy tool during events onboard and off the ship.

Founded in 1983 and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008, the Peace Boat is a chartered passenger ship that has sailed more than 100 global voyages, carrying more than 60,000 people to more than 100 countries. Peace Boat has launched the ‘Ecoship’ project to build the most sustainable passenger ship to sail the world to showcase green technology and design, while inspiring positive change to radically reduce our carbon footprint.