Network of Men Leaders
Members of the Secretary-General’s Network of Men Leaders
Photo: Paul Macleod
Author Paul Coelho’s best-selling books, such as “The Alchemist” and “The Pilgrimage,” enchant readers from around the world. He has won numerous international awards for his works, which have been translated into more than 65 languages.
A native of Rio de Janeiro, he has used this global appeal to combat poverty and help underprivileged members of Brazilian society through his Paulo Coelho Institute. He is also an advocate of multiculturalism through his work with UNESCO as a Special Counselor for Intercultural Dialogues and Spiritual Convergences.
A political activist since his youth, Mr. Coelho was designated as a United Nations Messenger of Peace in September 2007.