Born in Belgium in 1923 and raised in the
AlsaceLorraine region in France, Robert Muller
experienced constant political and cultural
turmoil during his youth. His grandparents had five
successive nationalities (French, German, French,
German, French) without leaving their village as a
result of three wars (1870-871, 1914-1918, 1939-1945).
Often as a child, Robert Muller would look out of
his window at the border he could not cross and
long for the day when he, like the birds, the clouds, the sun and the stars,
would no longer have to observe the imaginary line. Today, thanks to
the dream and effort of his compatriot Robert Schuman who similarly
hated these borders, Robert Muller's passport reads, "European
Union" with the subtitle France, and he is free to cross all western
Robert Muller knew the horrors of World War II, of being a refugee,
of Nazi occupation and imprisonment. During the war he was a
member of the French Resistance. After the war he resumed home and
earned a Doctorate of Law from the University of Strasbourg. In 1948
he entered and won an essay contest on how to govern the world, the
prize of which was an internship at the newly created United Nations.
Dr. Muller devoted the next 40 years of his life behind the scenes at
the United Nations focusing his energies on world peace. He rose
through the ranks at the UN to the official position of
AssistantSecretaryGeneral. He has been called the "Philosopher" and
"Prophet of Hope" of the United Nations. Robert Muller is a deeply
spiritual person. From his vantage point of a top level global
statesperson he has seen a strong connection between spirituality and
the political/cultural scene.
Robert Muller created a "World Core Curriculum" and is known
throughout the world as the "father of global education." There are 29
Robert Muller schools around the world with more being established
each year. The "World Core Curriculum" earned him the UNESCO
Peace Education Prize in 1989. Based on this curriculum and his
devotion to good causes, Dr. Muller has recently drawn up a
"Framework for World Media Coverage" as a public service, as well
as a "Framework for Planetary and Cosmic Consciousness" and a
"Framework for the Arts and Culture."
Now in active "retirement," Dr. Muller is Chancellor of the University
for Peace created by the United Nations in demilitarized Costa Rica.
He is in great demand to make speeches to educational, environmental,
spiritual and political conferences around the world. Dr. Muller
concentrates his efforts on promoting greater human understanding
and global awareness. He was recently the recipient of the Albert
Schweitzer International Prize for the Humanities and the Eleanor
Roosevelt Man of Vision Award.
Dr. Muller lives most of the year at his small farm overlooking the
University of Peace, on a sacred indigenous hill, Mt.
which according to indigenous prophecy, a civilization of peace will
extend to the entire world. His traditional Costa Rican house is located
just up the hill from the Peace Monument of the University. In
addition to his duties at the University, he devotes time to his writings
and is an internationally acclaimed, multilingual speaker and author of
fourteen books published in various languages. He has published his
Testament to the UN as well as his plans and dreams for a peaceful,
At the prompting of many of his friends, admirers and
nongovernmental organizations Robert Muller was a candidate as a
global citizen in 1996 for the post of Secretary General of the United