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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
www.gem-me.org
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See GEM at PaCIE Conference
October 7 at 2:00PM


GEM's Director of Human Rights Curriculum Development and Outreach, Gertrude Noden, will be presenting at the Pennsylvania Council for International Education Conference being held at

The theme for this year's conference will be Building Bridges in Global Education.


Gertrude Noden's presentation is entitled Ladder of Prejudice: Name Calling to Genocide .

Learn more about the conference and her presentation here.












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.

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Upcoming Events

GEM Programs:

UN Day 2016
South New Jersey Event
October 21, 2016
Philadelphia Event
October 25, 2016


Student Leadership Conference on Development 2017
Details Coming Soon


International Day of Happiness
March 20, 2017


Select Global and Educational Events:
 
World Food Day Poster Contest
Deadline Sept 30, 2016
Open for Ages 5-19

PaCIE (Pennsylvania Council for International Education) Conference
Oct 6-8, 2016
Schedule
Registration



Global Education Forum
October 13-15, 2016



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


UN Day NJ featured in Press of Atlantic City
Article
                      
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