Greg Mortenson touches 800 hearts at U.N. conference

By Berit Hessen Norwegian American Weekly The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) held its 11th annual conference on January 30, at the U.N. headquarters in New York City. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the theme was “Protecting Human Rights, The United Nations – Our Schools.” The keynote speaker was the highly respected humanitarian Greg Mortenson. The conference brought together 800 people; educators and administrators, as well as concerned citizens. The interesting and informative program illustrated ways of promoting an understanding of human rights. CT
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