Timeline of The Carter Center
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Atlanta-based Carter Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 70 countries. The Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering.
Dec. 23 The Carter Center, in a preliminary report issued following the announcement of official results, commends Mozambicans for completing the electoral process but expresses concern about the transparency of the final vote tabulation. The report calls on the Mozambican Supreme Court to provide maximum transparency during the period for filing and resolving electoral complaints.
Dec. 22 President Carter calls on the international community to come to the aid of Venezuela, which experienced massive deaths and property destruction from recent flooding.
Dec. 3-5 President Carter, Rosalynn Carter, and former Botswana President Ketumile Masire lead a Carter Center team of approximately 50 observers to the Mozambique general elections.
Nov. 17 Deputy Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu presents a preview of the first "U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health" at the 15th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy.
Nov. 12 The Carter Center opens office in Maputo to observe the electoral process in Mozambique.
Nov. 12 The Carter Center receives the Medallion Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Oct. 21 The Carter Center receives $30 million for blindness prevention from the Lions Clubs International Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The Center will work collaboratively with both organizations, and other partners, during the next five years to develop blindness prevention programs in 15 countries in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. This effort will affect more than 110 million people at risk of contacting trachoma and/or river blindness.
Oct. 14-16 President Carter signs an agreement between The Carter Center and the Malian government to launch a program to control trachoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world.
Oct. 14-16 President and Mrs. Carter attend Sasakawa-Global 2000 Conference, The Food Chain in Sub-Saharan Africa,in Mali. The workshop brings together cabinet-level officials and experts from African countries, agribusiness executives from Europe and the United States, and leaders of international development agencies worldwide to identify ways to develop more effective agricultural distribution systems.
Oct. 6 President Carter calls on Indonesia to ensure safe return of East Timor's refugees.
Sept. 15 The Carter Center hosts Art Buchwald at the annual Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Lecture Series in Mental Health Journalism.
Sept. 3 President Carter calls for the Indonesian government to move swiftly to maintain order in East Timor, where armed pro-integration militias are terrorizing the populace in the wake of the Aug. 30 balloting.
Aug. 19 A Carter Center delegation in Mozambique to observe the voter registration process finds high rates of turnout, especially among women, and reports that both major political parties appear to be satisfied with the process to date.
Aug. 11 President Carter urges President B.J. Habibie to take action to cease Indonesian military and police support for armed militias on East Timor that are intimidating citizens voting Aug. 30 on the status of the annexed territory.
Aug. 9 President Clinton presents former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter with the highest civilian award in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
July 24 The Carter Center observes the Cherokee Nation's runoff elections.
July 8 The Carter Center dispatches observers to East Timor to monitor preparations for the "public consultation" vote on the future status of the territory scheduled for late August.
July 1 The Carter Center's Mental Health Program names six recipients of the 1999 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships in Mental Health Journalism: Pat Bellinghausen, assistant city editor, Billings Gazette; John Head, editorial board member, Atlanta Constitution; Liisa Hyvarinen, executive producer, special projects, WTSP-TV; Annie Murphy, senior editor, More magazine; Paul Raeburn, senior editor, Business Week; and Emil Vernarec, senior editor, Business and Health magazine.
June 7 The Carter Center and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs field a team of 100 observers to the Indonesian parliamentary elections.
June 7 The Center is one of three satellite sites for the White House Conference on Mental Health, hosted by U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore.
May 22 The Carter Center observes the Cherokee Nation elections in Oklahoma.
May 14 Nearly 350 consumers, providers, and advocates of mental health care attend the Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum to discuss, Recovery: A Journey for Life.The forum highlighted effective treatment programs.
May 3-5 Current and former heads of state from the Americas join President Carter at the Center to advance efforts to reduce government corruption in the region.
April 21 The Center joins several relief and development agencies to undertake a pilot initiative to boost potato production and improve food security in North Korea.
Feb. 27 President and Mrs. Carter are joined by General Colin Powell and former Niger President Mahamane Ousmane as co-leaders of a 60-member joint Carter Center and National Democratic Institute of International Affairs delegation to observe the presidential elections in Nigeria.
Feb. 10-14 President Carter and Mrs. Carter host their annual winter ski weekend in Crested Butte, Colo., to benefit The Carter Center.
Jan. 19-22 President Carter visits Nigeria for meetings with Nigerian head of state General Abulsalami Abubakar, election officials, party leaders, and others as part of a joint election assessment mission by the Center and the National Democratic Institute of International Affairs.
Jan. 5-14 A Carter Center team, led by Charles Costello, director of the Democracy Program, observes township elections in China.
Dec. 10 President Carter receives the first U.N. Human Rights Prize on the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Dec. 6 President Carter, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady, former Chile President Patricio Aylwin, and former Bolivia President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada lead a Carter Center team of more than 40 delegates to observe the Venezuelan presidential election.
Nov. 23 The Carter Center launches a new program on human rights and the media in Liberia, in support of Liberia's efforts to build strong democratic institutions.
Nov. 18-19 Mrs. Carter convenes the 14th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, titled Promoting Positive and Healthy Behaviors in Children.
Nov. 9-11 Nearly 200 representatives of religious media and academic and public health organizations nationwide attend the conference AIDS & Religion in America.
Nov. 6 President and Mrs. Carter visit Nicaragua following Hurricane Mitch.
Nov. 4-6 President Carter meets with officials in Ecuador and Costa Rica to discuss a new Carter Center project to promote transparency in government/business transactions.
Oct. 15 Canada's minister for international trade speaks at the Center about the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Oct. 8 Leaders from non-governmental organizations based in South Asia and Atlanta meet at the Center for a roundtable discussion, What's Asia Got to Do with U.S.? A South Asia-U.S. Dialogue on Shared Social Challenge.
Sept. 28 The Center receives more than $9 million to help fund the final assault on Guinea worm disease. Primary donors include the World Bank; American Home Products Corporation; and the governments of Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Denmark.
Sept. 23 Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore meets with President Carter. They discuss African peace initiatives and the Center's disease eradication projects in the country.
Aug. 27 The Coca-Cola Company announces a new partnership with Emory University and The Carter Center to help improve the lives of Latin Americans by creating educational opportunities and a forum to address issues of concern to hemispheric relations. A $1.5 million gift from Coca-Cola will provide scholarships for outstanding Latin American students to study at Emory University and a series of high-level conferences at The Carter Center over the next five years to enhance trade and U.S.-Latin American relations.
Aug. 9-13 Chinese officials from the Ministry of Civil Affairs observe Georgia runoff elections.
June 21-July 16 Carter Center representatives travel to China to launch a long-term program on village elections. The project will help Chinese officials improve the technical and administrative capacity of the government to conduct village elections and standardize election procedures nationwide.
May 15: The Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum is held at The Carter Center. This year's topic was Children's Mental Health: Generating Hope Through Shared Responsibility.
April 9-10: A Carter Center delegation led by President Carter visits Liberia to discuss with President Charles Taylor and other Liberian leaders Carter Center projects to help strengthen human rights and economic development in the new democracy.
April 6-7: A Carter Center delegation, led by President Carter, visits Mozambique to discuss with government officials how the Center might help the country prepare a comprehensive national development strategy.
April 3: President Carter announces an agreement between The Carter Center and the government of Mali for the Center to help the nation complete a comprehensive development plan. This plan will help Mali determine how international assistance will be used during the nation's critical democratic transition.
March 31-April 3: President Carter, Mrs. Carter, and Carter Center Associate Executive Director Don Hopkins attend the Seventh African Regional Conference on Dracunculiasis Eradication in Mali. The conference was co-sponsored by the government of Mali, WHO, The Carter Center, and UNICEF. Representatives from all 18 endemic countries attended.
March 27: The Carter Center announces new donations to the worldwide effort to eradicate Guinea worm disease -- $2.5 million from the government of Japan and $500,000 from an American citizen.
March 25: President Carter, former Costa Rica President Oscar Arias, and former Bolivia President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada hold a one-day conference, Securing Democracies in the Americas: Preparing for the Santiago Summit. The conference discussed the agenda for the April meeting of 34 Western Hemisphere leaders in Santiago, Chile, with particular emphasis on potential arms control measures. The Carter Center issued a letter signed by the three leaders calling for the issue of arms restraint to be addressed at the summit.
March 22-24: Children at Risk/Children of Promise Symposium is held at the Center to explore ways to meet the needs of children at risk. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Interfaith Health Program, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and Wheat Ridge Ministries.
March 19: Conference on successful public and private partnerships that assist families in the transition from welfare to work, Promising Practices: Moving Toward Economic Independence is sponsored by the America Project and held at the Center.
March 13-14: The Carter Center holds a consultation with the Liberian Commission on Human Rights in Monrovia to assist members in establishing a framework for its operation.
March 2-15: A Carter Center delegation observes village elections in China. This is the fourth visit by the Center to discuss, observe, or advise the Chinese government on elections.
Feb. 25-March 1: President Carter and Mrs. Carter host the sixth winter weekend in Crested Butte, Colo., to benefit The Carter Center. Ten students from The Atlanta Project's FutureForce program for urban youth were special guests. FutureForce helps at-risk teens develop strong leadership and life skills.
Feb. 16: The Carter Center undertakes a development project in Albania to help prepare a national development strategy through a broad public participation process that the Center pioneered.
Dec. 15-20: Fifty-five member delegation, including President Carter, General Colin Powell, and boxing champion Evander Holyfield observes the Dec. 18 parliamentary elections in Jamaica.
Nov. 19-20: Mrs. Carter convenes the 13th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, titled Privacy and Confidentiality and the Appropriate Use of Mental Health Information in an Era of Managed Care.
Nov. 18: President Carter and Todahiro Yoshida, president of YKK Corporation, establish the Yoshida Scholarship Foundation-Carter Center Research Scholars Program for Japanese students to conduct research at The Carter Center.
Nov. 13: The Carter Center holds a conference on the U.S. role in establishment of an International Criminal Court.
Nov. 10: Interfaith Health Program establishes a "faith and health consortium" with five leading U.S. universities to promote development of curriculum, training programs, and "best practices" research to create links between faith and health.
Oct. 22: Governor Zell Miller proclaims Oct. 22 "Carter Center Day," in recognition of the Carter Center's 15th anniversary.
Sept. 23: The Carter Center holds a forum titled Should NAFTA be extended?
Aug. 23-27: President and Mrs. Carter and Norman Borlaug travel to Ethiopia to review progress made toward food security in sub-Saharan Africa.
July 24: The Carter Center holds a one-day conference, Capital Punishment 25 Years After Furman vs. George, co-sponsored by the Southern Center for Human Rights and Emory Law School, attracting 200 legal experts and scholars.
July 23-29: President and Mrs. Carter and a small delegation travel to Beijing, China, at the invitation of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs.
July 19: The Carter Center sends a 40-member team of international observers to witness the national elections in Liberia.
July 11: The Carter Center and the World Federation for Mental Health convene a one-day meeting of the Committee of International Women Leaders for Mental Health in Helsinki, Finland, at which at least 17 countries are represented.
July 6: The Carter Center sponsors a study mission to the July 6 elections in Mexico to assess the implementation of recent electoral reforms, especially mechanisms for resolving postelectoral grievances.
June 15: Dr. Robert Pastor, director of the Latin American and Caribbean Program, witnesses the release of 60 Colombian soldiers and 10 marines captured by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia nine months ago.
May 22: The Atlanta Project announces approval of seven new lottery-funded pre-kindergarten programs to serve children in the TAP geographical area.
April 28 - 29: More than 20 current and former heads of state from the Americas meet at The Carter Center to assess hemispheric relations and offer recommendations on key issues, including free trade, drug certification policy, arms sales, and boundary disputes.
April 17: President and Mrs. Carter travel to Sudan and other countries in East Africa to discuss health activities and recent peace initiatives among some of Sudan's major parties.
April 9: The Carter Center establishes the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism as part of its national effort to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness.
April 1: The Carter Center expands its efforts to prevent gun-related deaths and injuriesto children by establishing a demonstration site in Atlanta.
March 9-10: The Interfaith Health Program convenes 100 leaders of religious foundations, faith groups, and the health care field. The meeting, Realigning Religious Health Assets, explored how foundations created through the selling of religious hospitals can emphasize prevention and promote a community-based approach to health care.
March 5: President Carter and Yasser Arafat meet in Plains, Ga.
March 5-16: A Carter Center delegation observes village elections in China.
February 19-21: The Carter Center and the World Bank co-sponsor a regional workshop: The Transition From War to Peace. Guatemala and Liberia serve as case studies during discussions.
Feb. 11: President Carter and Mrs. Carter host the fifth winter weekend in Crested Butte, Colo. to benefit The Carter Center. Ten students from The Atlanta Project's FutureForce program for urban youth were special guests. FutureForce helps teens from inner city neighborhoods develop strong leadership and life skills.
Feb. 9: Uganda President Museveni meets with President Carter at The Carter Center to discuss recent conflict and refugee movement in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
Feb. 4: The Carter Center video "Coping With the Stigma of Mental Illness" wins a Gold Award from Worldfest, a leading North American international film festival. The film highlights the need to diminish prejudice against people with mental illness.
Jan. 30: With assistance from the Global 2000 Program and Sasakawa Africa Association, Ethiopia becomes a food exporter for the first time.
Jan. 27-28: The Carter Center's America Project sponsors a conference on The Polarizing Effect of Urban Sprawl.
Jan. 24: The Guinea Worm Eradication Program reaches a major milestone when Pakistan is certified by the World Health Organization as having eliminated Guinea worm disease (dracunculiasis).
Jan. 15-26: President Carter, on behalf of The Carter Center, visits Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Jamaica to consult with leaders in preparation for an April 1997 consultation at The Carter Center on The 21st Century Agenda for the Americas.
Jan. 1: The Atlanta Project enters its second phase of operation with a focus on the well-being of children and families, including projects in four areas: after-school programs in middle schools, welfare-to-work, pre kindergarten, and family health clinics.
Nov. 20-21: Mrs. Carter convenes the 12th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, Mental Health and Mental Illness in the Workplace: Healthy Employees/Healthy Companies, at The Carter Center to address how employers' decisions regarding mental health policies affect businesses, employees, families, and communities.
Oct. 20: President Carter and a delegation from the Carter Center's Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government monitor the Nicaraguan elections.
Sept. 6-7: President Carter and Eduard Sagalaev co-chair the annual meeting of the Commission on Radio and Television Policy in Salzburg, Austria, to discuss how cultural identity and journalistic ethics affect democratic media.
Aug. 26: The Atlanta Project announces its second phase of operations to focus attention on issues involving children, youth, and families. The second phase will begin no later than January 1997.
July 19: President Carlos Menem of Argentina joins the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government.
June 27-30: A delegation of the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government travels to the Dominican Republic to observe the second-round presidential elections.
June 10: President and Mrs. Carter introduce "America's Youth Passport," an innovative booklet introduced by The Atlanta Project for parents to record health information about their children.
June 7-11: A delegation of the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government travels to Nicaragua to observe preparations for the Oct. 20 presidential elections.
June 4-11: The Carter Center sends a team of agricultural experts to North Korea to assess the agricultural situation and discuss prospects of increasing long-term grain production.
May 21-25: President Carter and Emory University President William Chace travel to Tokyo to establish closer ties with university alumni in Japan and to seek opportunities for educational exchanges between Emory and Japan.
May 12-18: An international delegation organized by the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government observes presidential elections in the Dominican Republic.
April 30: The Carter Center launches the Global 2000 River Blindness Program to enable the Center to expand its efforts to fight river blindness disease.
April 24-26: President Carter and former Colombian President Betancur lead a mission to observe preparations for the May 16 presidential elections in the Dominican Republic.
April 23: President Carter meets with Guyana President Cheddi Jagan to discuss implementation of Guyana's new comprehensive long-term development strategy.
April 17: President Carter announces a collaborative effort among Atlanta area health care providers to maintain a database of immunization records for local children.
March 16-18: The Carter Center organizes a second Great Lakes heads-of-state summit in Tunisia to promote repatriation of Rwandan refugees and reduce violence in Burundi.
Jan. 18-21: President and Mrs. Carter travel to Jerusalem to lead a 40-member delegation from 11 countries to observe the Jan. 20 Palestinian elections.
Dec. 4: A press conference and luncheon is held in Washington, D.C. in celebration of 97 percent eradication of Guinea worm disease. The Carter Center's Global 2000 Program played a key role in wiping out this disease, which afflicted India, Pakistan, Yemen, and 16 countries in Africa for decades.
Nov. 28-Dec. 2: President Carter convenes a Great Lakes summit in Cairo to examine means and timetables to begin an orderly and safe return of Rwandan refugees; stop the cycle of violence in Burundi; and promote peace, reconciliation, and justice in the region.
Nov. 18-21: President and Mrs. Carter travel to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Zaire on a fact-finding mission to prepare for a heads-of-state summit on crises in the Great Lakes region.
Oct. 27: The 11th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy is held at The Carter Cente, featuring the topic of Managing Care in the Public Interest.
Oct. 19-20: The Commission on Television and Radio Policy meets under the chairmanship of President Carter and Eduard Sagalaev at The Carter Center to discuss the future of public service broadcasting and the role of technology in pluralistic media.
Oct. 2: The Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum is held at The Carter Center.
Sept. 24-28: President and Mrs. Carter meet with heads of state in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia to discuss regional peace initiatives and agricultural projects.
Sept. 20-21: President Carter meets with Cuban exile leaders at The Carter Center.
July 19-22: President Carter, Rosalynn Carter, and their son Chip travel to Africa to evaluate progress in Sudan on unprecedented public health initiatives during a historic four-month cease-fire. In meetings in Sudan and Kenya, President Carter encourages all parties to extend the cease-fire and accelerate efforts toward a peaceful resolution of their differences.
July 4-5: President Carter and former Belizean Prime Minister George Price travel to Managua to co-chair a conference with Nicaraguan leaders on the resolution of property disputes.
May 25: President Carter negotiates a two-month extension of the Sudanese cease-fire.
March 30: President Carter negotiates a two-month Sudanese cease-fire allowing leaders and citizens of Sudan, working with The Carter Center and others, to initiate efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease, prevent river blindness, and immunize children against polio and other diseases.
March 21: President Carter meets with Nigerian head of state General Abacha in Enugu, Nigeria, to request release of former head of state Olusegun Obasanjo. His request is granted the following day.
March 19: President and Mrs. Carter leave on a nine-day trip to four African countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Sudan, and Ghana) participating in the global Guinea worm eradication effort.
Feb. 23-26: President and Mrs. Carter, former Prime Minister of Belize George Price, U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, D-Ga., and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell travel to Haiti in response to an invitation from Haiti President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Jan. 1: President Carter launches The America Project to share with other cities strategies for urban revitalization developed by The Atlanta Project.
Dec. 17-21: President and Mrs. Carter travel to the former Yugoslavia to facilitate talks among warring Bosnian Muslims and Serbs. The Carter mission produces a four-month cease-fire and the resumption of talks on a comprehensive peace under the auspices of the five-nation Contact Group.
Dec. 6: President Carter visits Panama at the invitation of Panamanian President Ernesto Perez-Balladares to attend a seminar on national unity and development sponsored by the United Nations Development Program.
Dec. 4-5: President Carter convenes the first meeting of the Center's International Human Rights Council, a body of activists and leaders charged with providing new visibility and strategies advancing human rights worldwide.
Nov. 7: The Carter Center launches the "Not Even One" initiative to combat child deaths by firearms.
Nov. 2-3: Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders joins nearly 400 representatives of education, health care, social service, government, and mental health organizations to promote greater collaboration in addressing adolescent substance abuse, violence, and mental health at the 10th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy.
Oct. 18: President Carter addresses a dinner honoring Merck Chairman Dr. Roy Vagelos for his contributions to the Center's effort to eradicate river blindness in Africa and Asia.
Oct. 1: President Carter receives the 1994 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding.
Sept. 28: The Carter Center opens an office in Georgetown, Guyana, to support the country's efforts for economic development, electoral reform, and preservation of the environment.
Sept. 17-18: President Carter heads a mission to Haiti with former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell and Senator Sam Nunn, D-Ga., at the request of President Clinton to negotiate terms of departure for Haiti's de facto leaders. The successful meetings averted a U.S.-led multinational invasion and resulted in a signed agreement for the peaceful removal of the officers from power.
Sept. 12-13: President Carter, Moscow Independent Broadcasting Corporation President Eduard Sagalaev, and television policy-makers from the United States, former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe, meet at the 1994 annual meeting of the Commission on Radio and Television Policy in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Sept. 1: The Carter Center partners with Emory University, remaining a uniquely autonomous organization. A new 22-member board of trustees, co-chaired by President and Mrs. Carter, will oversee Carter Center programs and budgets.
Aug. 29-Sept. 9: President and Mrs. Carter travel to Africa to visit several ongoing Carter Center projects in Liberia, Ghana, Chad, Mauritania, and Ethiopia.
Aug. 17-24: Members of the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government monitor presidential elections in Mexico.
July 2-9: President and Mrs. Carter travel to Japan to call attention to cooperative global development efforts between the United States and Japan.
June 12-18: President and Mrs. Carter travel to North and South Korea to hold private meetings with leaders there to discuss nuclear disarmament in Korea.
June 25: President Carter attends a conference on democratic transitions, held in Managua, Nicaragua.
May 18: President Carter and Dominique de Menil present the Carter-Menil Award to the people of Norway in a special ceremony in Oslo.
May 8: President Carter and members of the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government monitor presidential elections in Panama.
May 4-5: President Carter convenes the third annual International Negotiation Network consultation to address conflicts in five countries.
April 30-May 1: The Atlanta Project launches an anti-violence initiative, "TAP Into Peace," with a door-to-door walk-through of TAP neighborhoods, polling residents and providing information about decreasing violence and crime.
March 7-8: Mrs. Carter and Betty Ford testify before Congress and support the finding of a Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law study to encourage inclusion of mental health and substance abuse benefits in the national health care reform plan.
Feb. 23-27: President and Mrs. Carter host the second annual Crested Butte winter weekend in Crested Butte, Colo. to benefit The Atlanta Project. Students from TAP neighborhoods and other guests join them.
Jan. 23-25: The Interfaith Health Conference hosts leaders from faith groups and public health agencies, along with President Carter and U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, to examine new partnerships in health care.
Nov. 18-19: The Commission on Radio and Television Policy, co-chaired by President Carter, convenes heads of U.S. and post-Soviet Union television networks to explore new economic ties and co-production ventures.
Nov. 15-16: The Center hosts the Ninth Annual Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Symposium: Mental Health in Health Care Reform - How to Assure Access To and Quality of Services.
Oct. 25-Oct. 29: President Carter and Carter Center staff host representatives of the Sudan People's Liberation Army-United for peace talks.
Oct. 15: President Carter and former Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George Bush announce they will serve as chairmen of a North American Free Trade Agreement commission.
Oct. 6- Dec. 1: Six Liberian community leaders begin work in the Mickey Leland Fellowship program.
Aug. 3: The Atlanta Project receives a donation of more than 800,000 books from Book Warehouse of Georgia owner Holland Ware.
July 28- Aug. 8: President and Mrs. Carter travel to Benin, Togo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Sudan to advance Center efforts to increase agriculture production, eradicate Guinea worm disease, and promote democracy in Africa.
June 24: The Mental Health Program sponsors meeting of leaders of national mental health organizations to review and discuss the Clinton administration's national health care reform proposal in Washington, D.C.
May 9: President Carter and members of the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government monitor elections in Paraguay.
May 5: Gladys Knight hosts Kids' Celebration at the Omni with Michael Jackson as special guest at a program for children and volunteers who participated in the Immunization Initiative.
April 24-May 1: Free vaccinations are provided for children in Atlanta Project clusters.
April 17-18: The Atlanta Project launches a door-to-door initiative that identifies 16,000 children who need immunizations or have their shots.
March 12: King Faud of Saudi Arabia presents a gift of $7.6 million to support the Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Project.
Feb. 17-19: International Negotiation Network conference, Resolving Intra-National Conflicts: A Strengthened Role for Intragovernmental Organizations, is held at the Center.
Feb. 16: President Carter and Michael Jackson announce that they will co-chair the "Heal Our Children" initiative of Jackson's Heal the World Foundation.
Jan. 14-15: The Human Rights Colloquium of NGOs meet at The Carter Center to discuss a proposed agenda for the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights.
Jan. 1: Dr. John Hardman is appointed executive director of The Carter Center.
Dec. 10: President Carter and Dominique de Menil present the seventh annual Carter-Menil Human Rights Prize to the Haitian Refugee Center and the Native American Rights Fund.
Nov. 19: The Center hosts the Eighth Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy: Mental Health in Healthcare Reform.
Nov. 9-14: President Carter travels to Kazakhstan in the former Soviet Union to discuss coverage of ethnic minorities with members of the Commission on Television Policy.
Oct. 14-15: The Center's China Special Education Project Conference ends.
Oct. 5: President Carter, Belize Prime Minister George Price, and members of the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government observe presidential elections in Guyana.
Sept. 18: A new Carter Center program, the Interfaith Health Program is announced, aimed at assisting faith groups in reaching disadvantaged populations with health care information.
Sept. 2-8: President and Mrs. Carter visit Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Togo in Francophone Africa to urge the eradication of Guinea worm disease.
Aug. 23-25: President Carter attends Workshop 1992: Agricultural Development in Policy Options for Sub-Saharan Africa sponsored by Global 2000.
July 12: Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government sends a delegation to observe Mexican regional elections in Michoacan and Chihuahua.
July 6-7: International human rights representatives join President Carter at the Center for the seminar Investigating Abuses and Introducing Human Rights Safeguards in the Democratization Process.
June 11-12: African Governance Program conference on The New Africa: Democracy, Growth, and Business Opportunities in Zambia is hosted by President Carter.
May 10: President and Mrs. Carter meet with Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev at The Carter Center to discuss Center projects and the formation of the Gorbachev Foundation .
Jan. 15-17: The INN Council and experts worldwide meet at the Center to review the state of eight civil conflicts.
Dec. 8: President Carter and Dominique de Menil present the sixth annual Carter-Menil Human Rights Prize to the University of Central America in honor of six Jesuit priests murdered there; Nelson Mandela attends the ceremony in Houston
Nov. 21: The Seventh Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy: The Relationship Between Physical and Mental Health: Closing The Gaps, is held in Atlanta.
Nov. 16: The Center's Commission on Television Policy meets under the chairmanship of Jimmy Carter and Eduard Sagalaev.
Oct. 31: President Carter leads an international delegation observing elections in Zambia.
Oct. 25: President Carter announces The Atlanta Project, a major domestic initiative to tackle inner-city social problems.
Sept. 10: Former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze joins the INN Council.
Sept. 4: The Carter Center's Mental Health Task Force is formed under the direction of Mrs. Carter.
Aug. 2: Mrs. Carter announces the formation of "Every Child by Two," a nationwide campaign for early childhood immunization.
July 8: President Carter announces an invitation to the International Negotiation Network to monitor Liberian elections and the formation of the INN Counci.l
May 15-17: President Carter attends Workshop '91: Africa's Agricultural Development in the 1990s: Can It Be Sustained? in Arusha, Tanzania.
April 29: President Carter meets with children representing the Barbie Children's Summit and the Atlanta International School.
April 23: The Mickey Leland Community Development Fellowships are established at the Carter Center of Emory University's African Governance Program.
April 13-15: President Carter travels to Beijing, China, to observe efforts of the Center's Global 2000 Program to train special education teachers and develop a modern prosthesis delivery system.
March 25: The Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government sends its first delegation to observe preparations for Guyana elections.
March 22: The Center's International Negotiation Network is invited to assist in the Liberian peace process.
March 5: President Carter travels to Nicaragua to discuss economic recovery and development with President Chamorro.
Feb. 7: President Carter attends the inauguration of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Dec. 16: President Carter leads the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government on a mission to monitor Haiti's first free and fair democratic national elections.
Oct. 12-13: President Carter travels to Guyana to study the country's electoral laws and procedures.
Oct. 12: President Carter makes his second preliminary trip to Haiti to study the country's electoral laws and procedures.
Sept. 17: President Carter moderates "A Crisis in the Gulf," a production of the Discovery Channel on the Middle East.
July 25: President Carter travels to Haiti to discuss the country's upcoming elections scheduled for December 16.
July 10: President Carter addresses the Organization of African Unity meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
July 4: President Carter is awarded the second annual Philadelphia Liberty Award.
May 16: President Carter and members of the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government monitor elections in the Dominican Republic.
March 11-20: President and Mrs. Carter travel to Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank.
Feb. 23-28: President Carter and other members of the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government travel to Nicaragua to observe the presidential election; Violeta Chamorro defeated incumbent Daniel Ortega to become that country's new president.
Jan. 26-28: President Carter leads the last pre-election visit to Nicaragua.