Robert Muller served the United Nations for
thirty-eight years until his retirement as a high-ranking officer in
1986. An internationally known speaker and author, he is Chancellor
Emeritus of the University for Peace established by the U.N. in Costa
During the last sixteen years of his career, Robert
Muller worked directly with three secretaries-general, U Thant, Kurt
Waldheim and Javier Perez de Cuellar, as director of the secretary
general's office, as secretary of the Economic and Social Council and as
deputy under-secretary-general for coordination and interagency affairs
in the secretary-general's office. In this capacity he helped coordinate
the work of the thirty-two U.N. specialized agencies and world programs.
He was also in charge of launching several world conferences and
international years. Appointed assistant secretary-general by Perez de
Cuellar, his last assignment at the U.N. was to organize the fortieth
anniversary of the U.N. in 1985.
His books have been published in several languages. These
include New Genesis: Shaping A Global Spirituality; What War
Taught Me About Peace; Peace Plan 2010; Au Bonheur,
l'Amour, la Paix; and the novels First Lady of the World and Sima
Mon Amour, a multicultural novel unfolding in the U.N. in France and
India, which received the 1983 Erckmann-Chatrian literary prize.
He is considered the father of global education, and his
World Core Curriculum is used in an increasing numbers of schools around
the world and serves as the educational structure of several Robert
Muller received the 1989 UNESCO Peace Education Prize,
the 1993 International Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanities, and the
1994 Eleanor Roosevelt Man of Vision Award.
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