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


2014 CTAUN Atlanta Conference: “Youth in Danger: A Call to Action”

. Watch this space for the Conference Report.

NEW: Annual CTAUN Conference at the UN in New York Friday 31 January 2014 : Promoting Peace Through Education

. To read the report go to the "CONFERENCES" tab.

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,
click here

2013 CTAUN Conference at SMU in DALLAS, TX

- "Global Partnerships: Where do you fit?",
Click here for the conference report

Reports on past conferences can be found under "CONFERENCES"


Millennium Development Goals

Click here for a list of materials for different grade levels

Access and Quality

Click here for a list of materials for different grade levels

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.”

CTAUN Chair Anne-Marie Carlson welcomed conference participants

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Discussions are taking place at the UN to prepare for a post2015 development after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire.  You can follow those discussions and add YOUR voice at

WorldWeWant2015 logo high-resolution

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Support the Campaign to end the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict:

Children Not Soldiers Action Card

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Check out our new Teacher Resources on Peace Education



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