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 Opens a New Office in Ithaca New York with New Member of the GEM Team - Gertrude Noden

Veteran teacher and decorated educator Getrude Noden is now a permanent member of the GEM family. She is heading a new office in Ithaca, New York in the position of Director of Human Rights Curriculum and Outreach.

Learn more about Gertrude here.

UN Educators Conference on Human Rights - Exploring Human Rights and Culture in Mexico City, Mexico

Join GEM and Fundacion Cultural Baur in Mexico City for a conference and cultural experiences. Participants have the options of a 5 day or 7 day trip package.

Learn more and register for the conference here. Space is limited.

Learn about GEM events during the 2015-16 school year

This overview of GEM programs for 2015-16 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

UN Student Conference on Human Rights
December 2-3, 2015
International Exchange - Effat University and Chestnut Hill College
December 7, 2015

UN Student Leadership Conference on Development
February 15, 2016

Global Solutions Lab

June 19-27, 2016

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

UN Day NJ featured in Press of Atlantic City
Teaching the Effects of Armed Conflict on Children via Primary Sources Professional Development Series
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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