social sciences

Senior Mediation Adviser
The United Nations


Miriam Coronel Ferrer is currently the Senior Mediation Adviser at the United Nations and Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines, where she has taught courses on and published articles on the governments and politics of Southeast Asia, peace processes, human rights and international humanitarian law, civil society and democratization, among others. Prof. Miriam Coronel Ferrer headed the Government of the Philippines panel in the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front that culminated in the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in March 2014.

She led governmental negotiations, consultation, and strategizing processes, and was also responsible for setting up the peace infrastructure and supervising the first two years of implementing the accord.  While on the Standby Team, she has inter alia supported UN engagements in Maldives, Afghanistan, and the ASEAN region.

She has previously been extensively involved in national civil society campaigns, co-leading the initiative to draft the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security that was adopted by the Philippine government in 2010.  She has also joined international CSO-led human rights/peace missions in Nepal, East Timor, Cambodia, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Sudan.