The Committee on Teaching about the United Nations invites you to register for their 2011 Conference. The event, Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Teaching for Action will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011 in the North Lawn Conference Building at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The conference will feature panel presentations that offer information and updates of the progress being made toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Morning sessions will focus on poverty, hunger, and environmental sustainability; afternoon meetings will concentrate on health and education. New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof will be the keynote speaker.
The MDGs have been signed by all 192 member states of the United Nations. The goals call the member states to work to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; and ensure environmental sustainability and child protection by 2015. An eighth MDG emphasizes that these goals can best be achieved through multifaceted global partnerships.
The Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN) focuses on today's most important assignment – teaching our children about a world made increasingly interdependent by globalization. CTAUN exists to provide opportunities for educators to learn, understand and appreciate the work of the UN, and to incorporate global awareness into curricula and school activities at all levels. This work is done through annual conferences at the UN and in other parts of the US, and through online resources.
Posted by the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.