~Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 30 January 2009
22 January 2016 - Annual CTAUN Conference at UN Headquarters in New York
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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
11 April 2015 - CTAUN Conference at North American University in Houston, TX "Cultural Awareness: A Pathway to Peace"
21 March 2015 - CTAUN Conference in Atlanta, GA "Think Locally - Build Globally: Awareness through Technology"
30 January 2015 Annual CTAUN Conference at the UN in New York: "The UN at 70"
2014 CTAUN Atlanta Conference: “Youth in Danger: A Call to Action”
2014 Annual CTAUN Conference at the UN in New York: "Promoting Peace Through Education"
2013 Annual CTAUN Conference at the UN in New York: “Advancing Social Justice: The Role of Educators”
2013 CTAUN Conference at SMU in DALLAS, TX: "Global Partnerships: Where do you fit?"
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
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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.”
World leaders gathered at the UN on 25-27 September 2015 and adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. — Also known as “Global Goals” they are 17 interconnected goals aimed at addressing areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. You can learn more in detail about their significance to all of us at the
Friday 22 January 2016
“Stewardship for a Sustainable World: Education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
Join Educators, Students, and NGO Representatives in a day-long conference with UN Delegates and Experts to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals, why they are important to all of us, and the part you and your students can play in their implementation!
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Did you apply in your classroom or community something you learned from a CTAUN Conference ? You may be eligible for the CTAUN BEST PRACTICES AWARD which is given out each year during the Annual CTAUN Conference at the UN. Go to BEST PRACTICES AWARDS for details. Note: Deadline for submission is November 15, 2015
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Attention College Students: The 2016 conference will again feature a display of winning posters from the CTAUN POSTER COMPETITION. We invite you to submit a poster depicting your vision of the Sustainable Development Goals. For submission guidelines click the image on the right or go to 2016 UN Conference
For information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) click here
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Check out our TEACHER RESOURCES on United Nations, Peace Education, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and other Topics
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are for everyone and everyone needs to know about them, and monitor their implementation. You can add YOUR voice and follow those discussions at www.worldwewant2015.org