Mirian Vilela

Mirian Vilela


Costa Rica


Video: Earth Charter Podcast Series in English (2020)


Executive Director, Earth Charter International Secretariat and Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace. Coordinator, UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter.

For more than 20 years, Mirian has facilitated consultation processes and workshops, and coordinated local, regional, and international projects.  She has been working in the field of sustainability since 1990, when she worked for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in preparation to the 1992 UN Earth Summit. She has a PhD on Education from La Salle University, with a research focused on sustainability and global citizenship values education and holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was an Edward Mason Fellow. She lives in Costa Rica and is originally from Brazil.



PhD in Education, University LaSalle, Costa Rica
Master’s in Public Administration, MC/MPA Edward Mason Fellow
Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government