Global Education Motivators Presents:

The Twentieth Annual
United Nations Day 2015

Urban Development and 
The Sustainable Development Goals

About Program  Outline of the Day  -  Registration Form

Where: Central New York Regional Information Center
            6075 East Molloy Road, Syracuse, New York 13221
When: Friday, 23 October, 2015
Time: 9:30AM – 2:00PM
Students: Grades 8-12
What: Students will work together on a pre-selected sub theme:

Each theme is focusing on Urban Development
(a) Eradicating Deep Poverty
(b) Environmental Sustainability
(c) Gender Discrimination
(d) Supporting Mental Health

About Event:  

Secondary school students from the Greater Syracuse area will meet at the Central New York Regional Information Center to prepare to support the Sustainable Development Goals.  Students will be prepared to move from words to deeds and engage in activities in their own communities to support sustainable development.

Students will:
-    Become more aware of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
-    Videoconference with the United Nations 
-    Discuss in small groups ways students can help achieve the SDGs
-    Learn about the UN Student Leadership Conference on Development
-       Broaden perspectives on how to end poverty 
-    Join together in Support of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations


Outline of the Day:

 9:30AM    Registration
 9:45AM    Orientation and Welcome
 10:00AM    Opening Plenary – Keynote Speaker
 11:15AM    Breakout Sessions, for students and teachers
 12:30PM    Lunch
 1:15PM    Afternoon Plenary – Students report on Breakout sessions
 1:50PM    Closing
 2:00PM    Dismissal


Teachers will receive a background document with pre-program materials.

(a) Eradicating Deep Poverty - 2015_Subtheme_A_-_Eradicating_Deep_Poverty.docx
33.0 KB

(b) Environmental Sustainability - 2015_Subtheme_B_-_Environmental_Sustainability.docx
141.5 KB

(c) Gender and Racial Discrimination -  2015_Subtheme_C_-_Gender_Equality.docx
30.8 KB

(d) Supporting Mental Health - 2015_Subtheme_D_-_Mental_Health.docx
35.4 KB


Cost: Program and materials with lunch: $20 per student
(Please make checks payable to Global Education Motivators)


Registration Form:

United Nations Day - New York

Use this form to do the initial registration of your school. We will contact you to get the names and chosen subthemes of your students.

Name of School:
Name of Educator:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Grade Level(s):
Number of Students:
Additional Info:


For more information and to register contact:

Global Education Motivators (GEM)   
Gertrude Noden    Tel: (607 882-0589
211 West Remington Road Email: nodeng@chc.edu
 Ithaca, New York 14850    URL: www.gem-ngo.org

Upcoming Events
Coming Soon:
Student Conference on the Paris Agreement

International Day for Peace 2018
September 21, 2018
Student Leadership Conference on Development 2019
February 2019

Select Global and Educational Events:

Human Rights Day
December 10, 2018
United Nations Climate Summit 2019
Learn More


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