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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).




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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
                        gem-me.org

Youth Voices on Substance Abuse: A Guide to Action and Empowerment

On April 20, 2017, GEM and Words into Deeds, in cooperation with the United Nations NGO Relations, Advocacy, and Special Events Section Outreach Division, of the Department of Public Information held a dynamic briefing in which students and community members shared their experiences and research on substance abuse, treatment, and reduction efforts.

If you were unable to attend the briefing, you can watch the archived webcast on UN WebTV 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

                                           
From Independence to Interdependence - American History Summer Camp
July 24 – July 28, 2017


Select Global and Educational Events:
                            
 

World Heritage Sites and Cities Tour of India and Nepal
Aug 1 - Aug 16, 2017
            
K-12 Teacher Professional Development
Middle East: Crossroads of Culture
at UPenn Middle East Center
August 24, 2017
           
World's Largest Lesson 2017 - SDGs
September 18, 2017

International Day for Peace 2017
Thurs, Sept 21, 2017


GEM Highlights
Good News Agency
Learn about Positive Efforts Around the World and be Inspired

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

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