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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES:

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" is in the planning stage. For details go to the UNG website www.ung.edu/college-of-education/ctaun

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

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

Atlanta

"Welcoming New Americans: Immigrants and Refugees Strengthen Our Community" took place Saturday, 22 October 2016 at Georgia State University School of Law. 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.”

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SAVE THE DATE:

Friday, April 6, 2018

2018 CTAUN Conference at UN Headquarters in New York

STEPPING UP TO PROTECT THE WORLD’S CHILDREN

 

A record number of participants attended the 18th Annual CTAUN Conference at the UN: “REFUGEES:  THE 21st CENTURY CHALLENGE” to look at the refugee crisis and at different efforts on the global and local level to bring about solutions.  The conference concluded with an Outcome Statement adopted by acclamation.  It can be found in the Conference Report

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Among the students attending the Conference were eighth-graders from the Brown School in Schenectady, NY – see article in The Daily Gazette;

We also welcomed students from Somerset County Vocational Technical School – their impressions of the conference can be found in the Conference Report

Congratulations to the winners of  the

CTAUN EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD,  CTAUN POSTER CONTEST

and to Professor FERNANDO REIMERS,  Harvard Graduate School of Education

our first recipient of the CTAUN GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AWARD IN MEMORY OF BARBARA WALKER 

Read the Huffington Post Article by Prof. Reimers  following the Conference, and the PassBlue article by Irwin Arieff

Check out  TEACHER RESOURCES  on Refugees

SDGs

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 www.worldwewant2030.org

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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