UN in Your World 2011

United Nations in Your World
International Videoconference Series:

The United Nations in Your World 2011 – 2012 GEM believes that an important part of global education is
  (1) Learning about the *United Nations and its work and
  (2) Providing opportunities for young people across cultures to learn from each other.

This year our emphasis in the UN in Your World international series is concentrates on the work being done by the United Nations and the global community to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

Part One: UN Perspectives on the MDGs
Wednesday, February 8th
Time: 1:00-2:30PM (EST)
UN Speaker One: Bill Yotive Manager/Global Teaching and Learning Project./DPI (invited)
UN Speaker Two: Jim Sniiffen/Information Officer/UN Environment Program

Part Two: The MDGs: Are They Truly Eradicating Extreme Poverty?
Date: Wednesday, March 14th
Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM (EDT)
UN Speaker: Daniela Gregr/UN Development Program(UNDP) Policy Advisor (invited)

Part Three: MDG 7 Water for Life: Making it Happen
Date: Wednesday, April 11th
Time: 11:30AM -1:00PM (EDT)
UN Speaker: Gonzalo Pizarro/UNDP/MDG Support Team (invited)

Part Four: Assessing the MDGs, Predicting the Future
Date: Wednesday, May 2nd
Time: 1:00AM – 11:30PM (EDT)
UN Speaker: Douglas Gardner, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director, Bureau for Development Policy/UNDP (invited)

* GEM offers a separate one class period session on the United Nations: Myth vs Reality with related pre and post resources.

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


Select Global and Educational Events:
                       

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