UN in Your World

United Nations in Your World
International Videoconference Series:

GEM believes that an important part of global education is:
(1) to learn about the United Nations and its work and
(2) provide opportunities for young people across cultures to learn from each other.

This year our emphasis in the UN in Your World international series is concentrating on the work being done by the United Nations and the global community to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Programs can be purchased individually or for the whole series.

The below series is almost always sold out be the end of December

Part One:
Tuesday, February 19th
12:30PM -2:00PM (EST)
The United Nations and You
UN Speaker: Bill Yotive Manager/Global Teaching and Learning Project/DPI (invited)

Part Two:
Date: Tuesday, March 12th
Time: 12:30PM–2:00PM (EDT)
The MDGs: How Important Are They?
UN Speaker: Martina Donlon/Information Officer, UN Department of Public Information (invited)

Part Three:
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM (EDT)
MDG 7: Water and Development
UN Speaker: Gonzalo Pizarro/UNDP/MDG Support Team (invited)

Part Four:
Date: Tuesday, May 21st
Time: 12:30PM – 2:00PM (EDT)
The MDGs: What Next?
UN Speaker: Douglas Gardner, Deputy Director, Bureau for Development Policy/UNDP (invited)

Background resources are provided for each program

Cost: Individual Programs: $150.00

Whole Series: $450.00

Upcoming Events


Student Leadership Conference on Development - Presentation of Plan of Action
April 2018

World Autism Awareness Day Program - Streamable Learning
March 30, 2018

Lost Boys of Sudan
Streamable Learning Program

May 1, 2018
World Environment Day Program Streamable Learning "How the Climate Change Effects You"
June 4, 2018

Global Solutions Lab
Human Rights, Sustainable Development and
Eliminating Extreme Poverty in Urban Environments by 2030

June 17-25, 2018

Select Global and Educational Events:

International Women's Day
March 8, 2018

Engaging Students in International Issues Workshop
March 17, 2018

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