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 

UN Student Leadership Conference on Development 2014-15

UNSLCD 2014/15 was held February 9, 2015 at the United Nations and select videoconference sites worldwide.

Watch the archived videoconference and learn more about the participants and follow up opportunities here.

UNICEF Focuses on Nigerian Education and Bring Back our Girls #BringBackOurGirls

Nigeria has 10 million children out of school - the highest in the world.  The kidnapping of more than 200 girls by Boko Harum have brought this issue into stark relief. UNICEF is on the ground working on the issues of violenceagainst children. Learn more about these efforts here.

Download the teaching guide about Boko Haram developed by Boston University African Studies Center.

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Learn about GEM events during the 2014-15 school year

This overview of GEM programs for 2014-15 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

Chestnut Hill College to the UN and 9/11 Memorial
March 9 and 13, 2015

UN Educators Conference on Human Rights

March 27, 2015                     
Student Leadership Conference on Development - Presentation of Plan of Action
April 2015

Design Science:
Global Solutions Lab

June 21-29, 2015   

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

Recap of UNSLCD

New Distance Learning Program
Live from Ukraine

Lost Boys Refugee Reunion Project - Learn More

GEM Internship Program
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