Since 1999 CTAUN has given a conference for educators and other concerned citizens with the goal of incorporating global awareness into school curricula and the work of community organizations. Our day-long conferences are held at United Nations Headquarters in NY, and are intended for teachers at all levels. In recent years our attendance has reached and even exceeded 800 participants, from countries in the Americas, Europe and Africa as well as the US. With this success, we have expanded to venues in other States.

Our New York conference at UN Headquarters is usually held in late January- early February. In addition to speakers, panels,  it includes Awards, a poster contest, an Info Fair of UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others whose work connects with the conference theme. These provide resource people, materials and activities for use in the classroom and elsewhere.

Our themes have included:

The UN at 70:  Making a Difference (2015)


Promoting Peace trough Education (2014)

Developing Globally Literate Students: 21st Century Skills, Emerging Technologies and the United Nations (2010) –held at Rutgers University., New Brunswick, NJ
Protecting Human Rights: The United Nations/Our Schools (2009)
Teaching and Learning in an Interdependent World (2008)
Responding to Children and Youth in Crisis (2007)
The Global Challenge of Water (2006)
A World Out of Balance: Searching for Answers through Education and the UN (2005)
Poverty, Partnerships, Peace: The Role of Educators in the 21st Century (2004)
Literacy Now: Building an Educated World (2003)