Robert Muller

Past assistant Secretary General of the UN, past Chancellor for Emeritus of the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica
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Growing up in the dark days of World War II in northern France, Robert Muller, after the war, dedicated his life to peace. He submitted an essay to the fledgling United Nations Organization in New York. He was accepted as an intern and went on to work for the UN for 40 years, rising to the rank of Assistant Secretary General in which capacity he served three Secretaries General. After his retirement he was appointed as Chancellor Emeritus of the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica where he served until his death in 2010. Robert Muller distinguished himself as a global citizen and world leader. He was personally responsible for the founding of 11 of the UN’s specialized agencies. He is the author of the World Core Curriculum, which is taught in several Robert Muller schools around the world. He was awarded the UNESCO Peace prize and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The world renowned anthropologist, Margaret Mead called Robert Muller “the most brilliant man in the UN.” His legacy lives on after him in several books which he authored and in his poetry, but most of all in the impact he had on all those who were privileged to know him.