World peace remains at the heart of our aspirations. Today, we deliver a range of programs that offer international affairs education and build global awareness in the three program areas reflected in our mission: global education and student programs; speaker programs; and international exchanges.
OUR PROGRAM AREAS
Global Education Programs
We will advance international awareness in the region, both now and for years to come. Through education programs and global resources, we will help inspire the next generation.
From discussions with prominent diplomats to dialogue with emerging leaders around the world, we provide international engagement and learning opportunities to audiences of all ages.
Many of our programs were established in the period of strong U.S. international involvement that immediately followed World War II. The Council held its first Model United Nations conference for high school students in 1945; we continue to organize Model UN conferences today. In 1948, when Congress first authorized a State Department program designed to build ties with emerging leaders from countries around the world, CCWA began programming visits to Cleveland for international visitors. Today, we welcome about 400 visitors a year.
For more detail on the decades of the Council's history, explore the timeline below, which will be updated throughout the year as part of our centennial celebration.