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."

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



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" will take place on 24 February 2018 For details click here


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


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

- 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


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.”


Wishing all our past and future Conference participants a happy and healthy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you at our next conference:  

Friday, April 6, 2018

19th CTAUN Conference at UN Headquarters in New York


See the concept note of this all-day event on the 2018 Conference page.   To register for the conference please click here

SPECIAL HOTEL rates for Conference attendees.  A block of rooms has been reserved for April 4, 2018 – April 8, 2018 at the Hampton Inn, located at 43rd Street, a short walk from the UN.  These rates will be available until March 4th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  For details, and to book a room, go to HOTEL.

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


Monday 20th November is WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY – to mark this special day with your students visit The Worlds Largest Lesson

Check out other TEACHER RESOURCES 


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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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