Global Education Motivators (GEM) was founded in 1981 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to help schools and the community meet the complex challenges of  living in a global society.

Emphasizing human rights and human responsibility, GEM is now educating a second generation to global awareness and responsibility in an interdependent world.

GEM is a non-governmental-organization (NGO) in association with the United Nations Department of Public Information and is headquartered at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA (USA).

Featured Items 

GEM Launches a new website for GEM's Middle East Initiatives

Headed by Abdullah Alsultan, GEM's Director of Middle East Programs, the GEM Middle East site will focus on all GEM's programs in the Gulf Region.

Recent GEM Middle East Programs include the UNAI two part videoconference series with Effat University and Chestnut Hill College. Watch archived video from these events here.

Visit the new website at

United Nations Day 2016 at
St. Joseph High School in Hammonton, NJ

GEM sponsored UN Day at St. Joseph High School on October 21, 2016 in cooperation with their Global Studies program and Mr. Bill Hocker.

The program included several schools in South Jersey. Students worked together all day on the topics including Domestic Abuse, Air Quality, and Self Image.

Students developed Resolutions that were presented during the afternoon session. These Resolutions will be incorporated into the work and creation of a Plan of Action during the Student Leadership Conference on Development.

Read the Resolutions here:
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Learn about GEM events during the 2016-17 school year

This overview of GEM programs for 2016-17 school year will give an outline and brief description of the major events happening this year at GEM, from UN Day to the UN Educators Conference on Human Rights.

This page will also highlight several of our programs available to schools by request.

Upcoming Events

GEM Programs:
Student Leadership Conference on Development 2017
February 20, 2017

International Day of Happiness
March 20, 2017

Global Solutions Design Science Lab
June 18-26, 2017
From Independence to Interdependence - American History Summer Camp
July 24 – July 28, 2017

Select Global and Educational Events:

UNAI and MIT Solve Challenge
Deadline: Jan 20, 2017
Event: March 7, 201

GEM Highlights
Good News Agency
Learn about Positive Efforts Around the World and be Inspired

Lesson Plans on the Sustainable Development Goals -
World's Largest Lesson

Lesson Plans and Resources for Teaching Primary Sources with the Library of Congress
Effects of Armed Conflict on Children

New Distance Learning Program
Live from Ukraine