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.

GEM is headquartered at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA (USA).


Featured Items

GEM Partners with the Global Education Opportunity (GEO) Program

GEM is excited to be partnering with the GEO Program.
This program gives graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity for a semester in Geneva, working at the United Nations, focusing efforts on a a topic of their choosing.
Learn more and apply now for Fall 2014 here.

GEM Urges Participation in UNICEF Initiative #NOLostGerneration

On March 15, the Syria conflict will be 3 years old. The #childrenofsyria can’t afford another year of suffering, another year without education and protection. Take action NOW: call on world leaders to end the violence against Syrian children, for more investment in education and protection for all children, and an end to the blocking of humanitarian aid and attacks on humanitarian workers, schools and hospitals. Learn more about these efforts here.

Learn about GEM events during the 2013-14 school year

This overview of GEM programs for 2013-14 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 onsite and videoconference programs available to schools by request.

Upcoming Events

UN Student Leadership Conference on Development
May 2014

UN Educator's Conference on Human Rights
April 4, 2014

Design Science Lab
June 22-30, 2014

GEM Highlights
New Distance Learning Program
Live from Ukraine

GEM Welcomes  Presenter Abdullah Alsultan
for Fall 2014 Programs on Saudi Arabia and the Middle East - Learn More

2013 Conference on Teaching Peace and Human Rights Recap -
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In Memoriam -
Parveen Kassim - Global Educator Award Recipient

Lost Boys Refugee Reunion Project - Learn More

GEM Internship Program
Learn More