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

GEM Programs:
Student Leadership Conference on Development 2017
February 20, 2017

International Day of Happiness
March 20, 2017

Global Solutions Design Science Lab
June 18-26, 2017


Select Global and Educational Events:

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women -
16 days of Activism
Nov 25 - Dec 10, 2016
#orangetheworld

United Nations Academic
Impact Lecture "Living In A Shrinking World---Sharing our Future TOGETHER!"

Dec 1, 2016

UNAI and MIT Solve Challenge
Deadline: Jan 20, 2017
Event: March 7, 201
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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