~Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 30 January 2009
Upcoming CTAUN Conferences:
21 March 2015 - CTAUN Conference at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA "Think Locally - Build Globally: Awareness through Technology"
- details will be posted shortly
11 April 2015 - CTAUN Conference at North American University in Houston, TX "Cultural Awareness: A Pathway to Peace"
PAST CONFERENCES - Click the "CONFERENCES" tab and the click on any of the individual Conferences listed on the left hand index
2014 Annual CTAUN Conference at the UN in New York: "Promoting Peace Through Education"
2014 CTAUN Atlanta Conference: “Youth in Danger: A Call to Action”
2013 CTAUN Conference at SMU in DALLAS, TX
- "Global Partnerships: Where do you fit?" Click here for the conference report
The UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Post2015 has released its report
To download the report and add comments click here
To join the global conversation
and help shape the Millennium Development Goals post-2015 click here
The UN now offers Tours for Children
- specifically geared for elementary grades. For more information, and to book a tour,
Millennium Development Goals
Access and Quality
CTAUN provides educators worldwide with opportunities to learn about the work of the United Nations and to incorporate this global awareness into curricula and school activities at all levels.
- We organize conferences to bring educators together with international experts at the United Nations and around the country.
- We facilitate curriculum development on international issues.
- Through Best Practices Awards, we recognize teachers’ hard work, dedication, creativity and resourcefulness.
- We believe with Nelson Mandela that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
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The UN at 70: Making a Difference
On 30 January 2015 some 500 Educators, Students, and NGO Representatives participated in a day-long conference with UN Delegates and Experts to learn why, how, and by whom the UN was founded, what has changed over these seventy years as the UN has adapted to each succeeding decade, and what the future holds as it moves forward to achieve new goals for “2015 and Beyond.”
An overview of ”the only organization that has the worldwide membership, the global reach and universal legitimacy” to tackle today’s many international concerns through diplomacy instead of through violence, and an opportunity to learn how everyone can contribute to “making a difference.”.
To see the conference description go to CONFERENCES
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Did you apply something you learned at this CTAUN Conference, or at one of the previous CTAUN Conference in your classroom or community? You may be eligible for the CTAUN BEST PRACTICE AWARD which is given out each year during the Annual CTAUN Conference. Although the submission date for this year’s conference is past, you may consider working on a proposal for a future conference. For information go to BEST PRACTICES AWARD for details.
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The conference also featured a display of winning posters from the CTAUN POSTER COMPETITION.
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Check out our TEACHER RESOURCES on United Nations, Peace Education, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and other Topics
Discussions are taking place at the UN to prepare for post-2015 development after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire, to be replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You can add YOUR voice by voting on www.vote.myworld2015.org and follow those discussions at www.worldwewant2015.org