Mirian Vilela (Brazil) has a Bachelor’s degree in International Commerce and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where she was an Edward Mason Fellow. She worked for the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in preparation for the 1992 Earth Summit. Mirian is the Executive Director of the International Secretariat of the Earth Charter, as well as the Centre for Education for Sustainable Development at the University of Peace in Costa Rica. She also coordinates the UNESCO Department of Education for Sustainable Development. Throughout the years, Mirian has conducted and facilitated numerous workshops, courses and international seminars on the values and principles of sustainability, most recently with Fritjof Capra. She is also a member of the Expert Reference Group for UNESCO on the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD).