Promoting Global Awareness in our schools
"As educators…you can help students grow into…a global civic identity and understand how their decisions have an impact ranging well beyond their immediate vicinity. The United Nations is uniquely placed to work with you in instilling a sense of global citizenship in today’s youth."

~Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 30 January 2009


The United Nations General Assembly has voted to confirm

António Guterres


27 January 2017 - 18th Annual CTAUN Conference at UN Headquarters in NEW YORK

"Refugees: The 21st Century Challenge" For details click here


"Welcoming New Americans: Immigrants and Refugees Strengthen Our Community" will take place Saturday, 22 October 2016 at Georgia State University School of Law. For details click here


The first CTAUN Conference in the region will be held Saturday 8 April 2017 at University of Central Oklahoma. Watch this space for more details.


To read reports on past Conferences click the "CONFERENCES" tab and then click on any of the individual Conferences listed on the left hand index

Remembering CTAUN founder

- For details click here

To join the global conversation

and help implement the Sustainable Development Goals: click here

The UN now offers Tours for Children

- specifically geared for elementary grades. For more information, and to book a tour,
click here


Millennium Development Goals

Click here for a list of materials for different grade levels

Promoting Peace

Click here for a list of materials for different grade levels

Access and Quality

Click here for a list of materials for different grade levels

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 Excellence in Education 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.”


Next CTAUN Conference at UN Headquarters in New York

Friday, January 27, 2017


We will take a look at the refugee crisis and at different efforts on the global and local level to bring about solutions.

Read the CONFERENCE STATEMENT for details.  To attend the conference REGISTER HERE:

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The conference program includes presentation of winning entries for the following:

CTAUN EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD is given out each year during the Annual CTAUN Conference at the UN. Submission deadline is November 1, 2016   Go to  AWARDS  for details.

CTAUN POSTER CONTEST for College Students:  Submissions deadline is December 16, 2016.  Go to POSTER CONTEST for details


Check out our  TEACHER RESOURCES  on the Sustainable Development Goals,  Peace Education, and other Topics:

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are for everyone and everyone needs to know about them and help in their implementation.    You can add YOUR voice at

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Next UN Secretary General: The United Nations General Assembly has voted to confirm António Guterres as the ninth UN Secretary-General. He will take office on January 1, 2017.   

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Education is a human right with immense power to transform.  On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.   –  Kofi Annan