Robert Muller was
born in Belgium in 1923 and raised in the Alsace-Lorraine region in
France, he 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 (1870-1871, 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.
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 sub-title 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 returned 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
Assistant-Secretary-General. 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
states-person 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. Rasur, from
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, multi-lingual 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 non-governmental
organizations Robert Muller was a candidate as a global citizen
in 1996 for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations.