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.

GEM Recognizes Medard Gabel as our Global Educator of the Year

Each year, GEM recognizes an educator who has dedicated their time and energy to educating on global issues including human rights, development issues, health, education, and more.

Click here to learn more about this year's honoree and all of the past award recipients.

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

UN Educators Conference on Human Rights 2015-16
Mexico City, MX
Nov 1-7, 2015
Details Coming Soon!

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