All posts tagged with: GEM Global Citizens

Are our languages being threatened?

Posted February 7, 2014 no picture Christina_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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One aspect UNESCO deals with is the preservation of indigenous languages. These are languages that easily die out from being in the minority and people not being able to learn these languages or become aware of them. Out of the 7,000 languages 5,000 of them are spoken by indigenous people representing 6% of the total world population. One language dies every two weeks and this has been going on since the early 1600s. It is still going on today. Languages are threatened when a popul...


Tourism for Multiculturalism

Posted February 2, 2014 no picture Amanda_GEMConnect_Burnaby_Canada

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Our idea is to promote multiculturalism through tourism. Nowadays, because Internet is so convenient, people tend to receive a mass amount of information every day, even though this information might not accurately reflect the truth. And it’s this information that leads many people to believe in certain stereotypes, especially towards certain cultures and countries. We believe that you have to actually visit the place before you can “judge” it, and get the chance to be expo...


Diversity: What is most important to us?

Posted January 31, 2014 no picture Laëticia_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The world. It is culturally diverse, it used to be such that each country has its own peculiar culture which is present only in it, but now countries have a diversity of cultures. Cities have cultural diversity as well, along with schools, families and even single human beings hold in themselves a harmonious mixture of so many cultures. This wasn't the case before, but due to evolution it has become so. When we think of the well being of human beings, when we think of making th...


Global Citizenry

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Ethan_SJHSGlobalStudies_Hammonton_USA

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The world we live in is made of people from many different backgrounds, cultures, and religions. When we set aside our differences and work together, we can come up with creative and effective solutions to problems people who think the same way cannot solve.


Being Global Citizens in a Multi-Cultural World

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Nick R

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Being a global citizen in a multicultural world is very important to our society today especially to our youth. Many people are being bullied around the world because of their cultural and ethnic background. We as global citizens must grow in awareness to this reoccurring problem. We must empower our youth because they are our future. (Uni.cf/1aGmf34) "Millions of children reaching out to helplines worldwide new report revels"


Global citizenry

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Patrick_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Global citizenry is about the world coming together and working with each other to solve the goals of the rest of the world and for people of different countries to set aside their differences and make the world a better place.


Global Citizenry

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Tyler Higgins

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Being a global citizen in a multicultural world means that we must respect the different cultures that surround us in our everyday lives. We understand the world we live in is unfair and unequal and global citizenship promotes the challenging and changing of this issue. Global citizenship recognizes that we have the power as individuals to work together in addressing world issues to promote sustainable global development. Ultimately, our goal is to bring the acceptance of cultures...


We have the power

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture LaQuay Brown

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It has been proven that many people around the globe are faced with being bullied and discriminated due to their cultural beliefs or ethnic background. Main reason for this discrimination is because youth are not educated enough on cultures that are not their own. Global citizenship acknowledges that we have the power as individuals to change things and to choose how we behave. As global citizens we should embrace their cultures and learn their way of living. It may help to better...


United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development 2013

Posted December 2, 2013 no picture Rachel_GEMConnectLeaders_Philadelphia_USA

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The concept of global citizenship, recognizing our individual roles as citizens of one race, was an idea not heavily emphasized upon when I was a high school student. The presence of the United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development is now becoming the first step for students at a young age to see the global impact they can have alongside their fellow classmates whether abroad or national. Understanding the power and impact of youth remains a continuing goal for the h...