Monday, December 03, 2007

CTAUN Conference

If you missed the League of Women Voters Briefing at the UN co-sponsored by AAUW-NYS, another opportunity is coming up soon. The Committee for Teaching About the United Nations is presenting its tenth annual conference, "Teaching and Learning in an Interdependent World", on Friday, February 1, 2008, at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

This conference for interested educators and administrators at all levels and in all disciplines, as well as all concerned citizens, will provide resources for enriching curricula, school activities, and community involvement. Topics addressed include "Climate Change: Rethinking the World We Share"; "Moving Towards International Understanding"; and "Implementation Strategies for the Classroom and Community". Five AAUW members were on the planning committee.

Co-sponsored by the UN Department of Public Information,the conference will include prominent speakers from both the United Nations and other organizations, as well as an information fair showcasing materials and educational resources. The conference is from 9:15 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., with an optional international buffet luncheon in the Delegates Dining Room and an optional tour of the United Nations buildings at 4:30 P.M.

For further information and registration forms, go to www.CTAUN.org. In order to meet UN Security requirements, the deadline for receipt of the registration and check is January 16. Early registration (December 31) has a discount.

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