Promoting Global Awareness in our schools
"“the biggest divide in the world today is between the half of our future who are going to be educated and the other half who are being left behind — and the left behind include 75 million children, including 10 million refugees in conflict zones and other emergencies.."

~UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES:

NEW YORK at UN Headquarters

- 20th Annual CTAUN Conference - 5 April 2019
"Our Planet -- Our Crisis -- What's Next?"

PAST CONFERENCES:

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

NEW YORK at UN Headquarters

- 19th Annual CTAUN Conference - 6th April 2018 "Stepping Up to Protect the World's Children"
For details click here

University of North Georgia

The first CTAUN Conference at UNG "Empowering Educators: Taking Action Locally and Globally" took place on 24 February 2018 For details click here

Oklahoma

The first CTAUN Conference in Oklahoma "Empower Women: Change the World" was held Saturday, 8 April 2017 at the University of Central Oklahoma. For details click here

UN Headquarters NY

The 2017 CTAUN Conference at the UN "Refugees: The 21st Century Challenge" was held Friday, 27 January 2017 For details click here

Remembering CTAUN founder
BARBARA WALKER

- For details click here

The UN now offers Tours for Children

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

Check out our TEACHER RESOURCES

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.”

AM-Panel

The World has lost a great humanitarian, diplomat, and consummate gentleman.  Kofi Annan, 7th UN Secretary General,  was a tireless advocate for peace, education, and champion for youth.  Read about his remarkable life Kofi A. Annan 1938 – 2018 and watch a brief  Tribute Movie

Kofi A. Annan 1938 – 2018:

UN General Assembly opened

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened on 18 September 2018.  Heads of State are gathering at headquarters for the High Level General Debate which starts Tuesday, 25 September and is scheduled to last through October 5.  The theme of this year’s general debate is ‘Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.’ You can watch individual speakers addressing the General Assembly here.

Save the date:  Friday, April 5, 2019

20th CTAUN Conference at UN Headquarters in New York

“OUR PLANET –  OUR CRISIS  –  WHAT’S NEXT”?

 

Check out the “Awards” page to learn about our Excellence in Education Award and the College Students Poster Contest

Gordon Brown with Anne-Marie Carlson and Narin Stassis

The 2018 CTAUN Global Citizen Award recipient was The Right Honorable Gordon Brown.  The award was established in 2017 to honor CTAUN co-founder Barbara Walker.

 

SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are for everyone and everyone needs to know about them and help in their implementation.    Looking for inspiration to teach about the Sustainable Development Goals?  Visit The World’s Largest Lesson

Check out our other TEACHER RESOURCES 

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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