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CTAUN on Friday, January 31, 2014, 9:30am—4:30pm, UN, NY

Committee on Teaching About the United Nations 2014 Conference

Promoting Peace Through Education

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It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies.
~~ UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 12 June 2013

The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) is proud to announce their 15th Annual Conference at the UN, Friday, January 31, 2014. The theme is “Promoting Peace Through Education.” Educators, students, and concerned citizens are invited to join with distinguished speakers as we explore how the UN and the international community promote disarmament and confront threats to peace. By teaching about the power and potential of global peace, we can empower people to navigate the twenty first century world.
Our conference is a day-long event involving a welcome from UN representative Virginia Gamba, Director and Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs; keynote speakers Cora Weiss, President of Hague Appeal for Peace; Tony Jenkins, VP for Academic Affairs at National Peace Academy; Dr. George Lopez, VP of the Academy for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding; morning and afternoon panels of experts (including a former girl-child soldier from Uganda); a Best Practices award presentation; an info-fair; and a college level Poster Contest. Our morning session will concentrate on Threats to Peace, while the afternoon panel will contemplate Solutions. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame will close our day.
To learn more abut CTAUN and register for the conference,
go to: www.teachun.org. Registration deadline is 17 January 2014
For group rates of 10 or more contact lochie@optonline.net

Join AAUW at CTAUN on January 18, 2013

CTAUN Conference:

“Advancing Social Justice: The Role of Educators”

CTAUN Conference: “Advancing Social Justice: The Role of Educators

AAUW encourages our members to attend CTAUN at the United Nations scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2013 from 9:30 to 4 in New York City.

 Registration Fee: $65

Student Fee – ID required: $40

The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) will examine the social justice issues of Human Trafficking and Economic Inequality.

Distinguished speakers from the United Nations and International NGOs will provide insight and information helping to empower you with increased awareness.

 I believe that education is the civil rights issue of our generation. And if you care about promoting opportunity and reducing inequality, the classroom is the place to start. Great teaching is about so much more than education; it is a daily fight for social justice.  — US Education Secretary Arne Duncan,, 9 October 2009

To register and obtain additional information, visit www.teachun.org

To register and obtain additional information, visit www.teachun.org

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AAUW NYS Contributes to Nothing But Nets

Receiving malaria nets

Read the story on Empire’s International page: Malaria causes 200 million illnesses per year and kills 600,000 people — mostly children under the age of five. The UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria. The campaign purchases long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets, distribute them, and educate families on their use.

Malaria is a big problem – and the disease has big consequences for families, communities, and countries. Fortunately, there are small things that can help make a huge impact in the fight against malaria.

Read about Nothing but Nets and Ted Turner who gave a billion dollars to make this possible.

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