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 presentation of the Plan of Action to UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi 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 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

International Day of Peace - March for Peace
September 21, 2015

UN Educators Conference on Human Rights 2015-16

Mexico City, MX
Nov 1-7, 2015

United Nations Day Pennsylvania
Thurs October 22, 2015

United Nations Day New Jersey
Friday October 23, 2015

UN Student Conference on Human Rights
December 1-3, 2015

GEM Highlights
GEM Students and Conference featured in Souderton Arrowhead Newspaper Article

UN Educators Conference on Human Rights 2015
Recap and Recordings

Teaching the Effects of Armed Conflict on Children via Primary Sources Professional Development Series
Learn More

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