Carter Center Press Releases
Dec. 5, 2013
Statement From Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Death of Nelson Mandela
Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened by the death of Nelson Mandela. The people of South Africa and human rights advocates around the world have lost a great leader.
Nov. 26, 2013
Carter Center Statement on Honduras Elections(En español)
At the invitation of the Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal, The Carter Center sent a high-level delegation to the country's Nov. 24 electoral process. The delegation was led by two members of the Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, former Presidents Carlos Mesa of Bolivia and Martin Torrijos of Panama, and Dr. Jennifer McCoy, director of the Americas Program at The Carter Center.
Nov. 21, 2013
The Carter Center Calls for Transparency and Accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Mining Sector
The Carter Center urges the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to ensure that all transactions and revenue flows of state-owned mining companies, particularly La Générale des Carrières et des Mines (Gécamines), are carried out in a transparent manner that safeguards the public interest.
Nov. 21, 2013
Carter Center Congratulates Nepal on Well-Conducted Election Process
The Carter Center finds that Nepal's Nov. 19 constituent assembly election was conducted remarkably well, especially in the face of attempts by boycotting parties to disrupt the process through violence. The Election Commission of Nepal estimated the voter turnout at more than 70 percent.
Nov. 20, 2013
Carter Center Sends High-Level Delegation to Honduran Elections (En español)
At the invitation of the Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal, The Carter Center will send a small high-level delegation to the Nov. 24 national elections in Honduras. The delegation will be led by two members of the Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, former Presidents Carlos Mesa of Bolivia and Martin Torrijos of Panama, and will include Dr. Jennifer McCoy, director of the Americas program at The Carter Center, and Marcelo Varela-Erasheva, the program's associate director.
Nov. 9, 2013
Sudan-South Sudan Dialogue Group Commits to Strengthening Peace Among Border Communities
The Sudan-South Sudan Dialogue Group visited the Tamazuj area in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal State from November 7-9, 2013. The objective of the visit was to advance people-to-people dialogue and specifically to learn from the experiences of the Dinka Malual and their interactions with neighboring Misseriya and Rizeigat tribes.
Nov. 7, 2013
Jimmy Carter to Lead Carter Center Delegation to Nepal's Nov. 19 Election
The Carter Center announced today that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai will co-lead the Carter Center's delegation to observe Nepal's Nov. 19 constituent assembly election. The Center's mission will include more than 50 observers representing 27 nations deployed throughout the country.
Nov. 5, 2013
President Jimmy Carter And Pfizer Celebrate 15-Year Effort To Help End Blinding Trachoma As A Public Health Concern
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joined Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) today to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI), an independent, not-for-profit program dedicated to the elimination of blinding trachoma as a public health concern. Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that is a leading cause of blindness and suffering in the poorest regions of the world. Pfizer has provided hundreds of millions of doses of the antibiotic Zithromax® (azithromycin) to help the global campaign wipe out blinding trachoma by the year 2020.
Nov. 5, 2013
Rosalynn Carter and Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Headline Annual National Symposium on Mental Health
During the 29th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy on Nov.7-8, 2013, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will join former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter to discuss how access to mental health care could improve with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).
Oct. 31, 2013
Carter Center Notes Progress and Concerns Ahead of Nepal's Nov. 19 Election (पूर्ण विवरण पढ्नुहोस)
In a report released today, The Carter Center offered a series of recommendations to Nepal's election commission, candidates and parties, and government to support the conduct of a credible constituent assembly election on Nov. 19.
Oct. 22, 2013
The Carter Center Announces International Observation Mission for Madagascar Elections
The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission for Madagascar's national elections on Oct. 25 and Dec. 20, at the invitation of the country's National Independent Electoral Commission of the Transition (CENI-T).
Oct. 22, 2013
Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski to Keynote U.S.-China Relations Forum
The Carter Center and Emory University are bringing together renowned American and Chinese leaders and scholars to discuss the future of the bilateral relationship between the United States and China at a public forum Nov. 11-12. Featured speakers include former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, President of Chinese People's Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries Madam Li Xiaolin, and former U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky.
Oct. 1, 2013
The Carter Center Applauds Nepal Election Commission's Efforts to Improve Voter Roll; Key Challenges Remain
In a report released today, The Carter Center applauds the Election Commission of Nepal's efforts to finalize a new voter roll for the constituent assembly elections on Nov. 19, 2013, while also identifying areas of concern such as potential voters who have not been registered.
Sept. 25, 2013
Carter Center Announces Election Observation Mission to Nepal (कृपया नेपालीमा पढ्नुहोस्)
The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission for Nepal's Nov.19, 2013, constituent assembly election at the invitation of Interim Election Council Chair Khil Raj Regmi and the Election Commission of Nepal and the welcome of political parties.
Sept. 4, 2013
Jimmy Carter, New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, and Carter Center's Donald Hopkins To Cover Global Health Challenges in New Conversations on Google+ Series
On Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. ET, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas D. Kristof, and Carter Center disease eradication expert Dr. Donald R. Hopkins will hold a special video chat, "Global Health: How We Can Make a Difference," to kick off a new series called Conversations on Google+ launching later this fall.
Aug. 30, 2013
Statement From The Carter Center on the Syria Crisis
The use of chemical weapons on August 21 near Damascus is a grave breach of international law that has rightfully outraged the world community. The United States and some of its European allies are calling for military strikes on Syria, but apparently without support from NATO or the Arab League. Predictably, Russia, Iran, and Syria are predicting dire consequences. At Syria's invitation, a U.N. investigation is already underway and will soon make its report.
Aug. 23, 2013
100 Clinicians Now Provide Critical Mental Health Services to All 15 Counties in Liberia
The Carter Center's Mental Health Program in Liberia, in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, congratulates the newest, fifth class of 21 clinicians who are pioneering a new model for mental health services in Africa. With 100 local mental health clinicians trained since 2011, all 15 counties in Liberia now have access to at least two service providers. These clinicians largely work in primary care clinics and hospitals in remote, rural areas.
Aug. 17, 2013
Statement From Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Egypt Violence (عربي)
I am deeply concerned that the ongoing violence in Egypt is rapidly eroding the chances for dialogue and a road to reconciliation.
July 29, 2013
Carter Center Congratulates Colombia as First in the Americas to Eliminate River Blindness (En español)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today congratulated President Juan Manuel Santos and the people of Colombia for becoming the first of six countries in the Americas to eliminate river blindness. The official ceremony was held today in Bogotá. River blindness, also known as onchocerciasis, is a parasitic disease that can cause intense itching, eyesight damage, and irreversible blindness.
July 26, 2013
Carter Center Statement on the Assassination of NCA Deputy Mohamed Brahmi (En français) (عربي)
The Carter Center strongly condemns the assassination of Mohamed Brahmi, a National Constituent Assembly deputy and leader of the Popular Currant (Courant Populaire, El Tayyar El Chaabi). His assassination comes on the anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Tunisia and just six months after the targeted killing of opposition leader, Chokri Belaïd.
July 24, 2013
Tunisia: Strengthen New Constitution's Rights Protection (En français) (عربي)
It is critically important to bring Tunisia's new constitution in line with international human rights standards and Tunisia's obligations under international law, four human rights organizations said today.
July 16, 2013
Transcript of Remarks by President Carter on Zimmerman Case
Jimmy Carter: " ..but I think the jury made the right decision based on the evidence presented, because the prosecution inadvertently set the standard so high that the jury had to be convinced that it was a deliberate act by Zimmerman, that he was not at all defending himself, and so forth.
July 12, 2013
Carter Center Staff To Travel to Syria for Discussion on Political Transition
Representatives of the Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program will travel to Beirut and Damascus in late July for discussions on eventual political transition in Syria. Hrair Balian, director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, and Nathan Stock, assistant director, will meet with independent, pro-government and pro-opposition Syrian lawyers and academics to explore the constitutional and legislative reforms that would be needed to achieve a successful political transition in Syria.
July 12, 2013
The Carter Center Awards 2013-2014 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
The Carter Center announced the recipients of the 2013-2014 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism today. Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, the 17th annual class of fellows includes six from the United States, two from Romania, and for the first time, two teams from Colombia.
July 9, 2013
Carter Center Declares Goal: River Blindness Elimination (En español) (Em português)
The Carter Center announced today that it will no longer only control river blindness, but instead it will work with ministries of health to eliminate it in all 10 countries in Africa and Latin America in the areas where the Center fights the neglected disease. Spread by the bites of black flies that breed in rapidly flowing streams, river blindness (onchocerciasis) is a dreadful eye and skin disease affecting millions of the poorest people around the world.
July 9, 2013
Carter Center Denied Accreditation to Observe Zimbabwe's Elections
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson Rita Makarau on July 9 informed The Carter Center that our application to observe forthcoming national elections in Zimbabwe has been declined. While the Center regrets this news, it respects the commission's decision. Without accreditation, The Carter Center will not be able to conduct an international election observation mission.
July 3, 2013
Carter Center Issues Report on Venezuela Election(En español)
The Carter Center today released a preliminary report on Venezuela's April 14, 2013, special presidential elections recommending electoral reforms to ensure greater campaign equity, increased efforts to improve the electoral climate for voters, and more information about the effectiveness of the biometric identification system and procedures to prevent usurpation of voter identity and multiple voting.
June 28, 2013
Human Rights and Religious Leaders Call for Action Toward Full Equality and Human Dignity for All
A group of 60 human rights defenders, religious leaders, and scholars representing 15 countries gathered at The Carter Center today and called on all believers to work within their communities to seek positive solutions for violence against women and other gender-based violations of human rights.
June 21, 2013
The Carter Center Urges Calm Ahead of Planned Protests in Egypt (عربي)
The Carter Center urges restraint and calm before, during, and after the demonstrations planned on and around June 30, 2013.
June 13, 2013
Carter Center Congratulates Nasarawa and Plateau States for Setting Global Example in Fight to Eradicate Lymphatic Filariasis
The Carter Center congratulates Nasarawa and Plateau states for becoming the first Nigerian states to stop transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF), a parasitic disease most commonly known for causing elephantiasis. The parasites that cause LF (Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, Brugia timori) are transmitted by mosquitoes and live in the lymphatic system of sufferers. Repeated infection can lead to severe swelling of a person's limbs and genitals, a condition called elephantiasis.
June 12, 2013
The Carter Center Congratulates Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly on Final Draft of Constitution and Urges Safeguards for Human Rights (En français) (عربي)
The Carter Center, working to support a successful transition to democracy in Tunisia, has evaluated the country's working constitutional draft and assessed the extent to which it is consistent with obligations under public international law. While the draft underscores the authorities' strong commitment to democratic reform following the revolution, it continues to fall short on critical guarantees of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
June 11, 2013
Carter Center Urges Tunisia's Constituent Assembly to Protect Political Rights (En français) (عربي)
As Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly prepares to debate the draft Political Immunization of the Revolution Law, The Carter Center urges assembly members to reconsider several provisions, especially proposed restrictions on fundamental political rights.
June 11, 2013
Carter Center Human Rights Forum to Promote Role of Religion in Advancing Women's Rights
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights are bringing together religious leaders, human rights advocates and practitioners, and academics to further the role of religion in advancing women's rights June 27-29 at The Carter Center. Participants are committed to making concrete gains in women's rights, working within the context of religion and traditional belief structures.
June 11, 2013
Carter Center Appoints New Members to Board of Councilors
The Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization advancing peace and health worldwide, recently appointed 15 new members to the Board of Councilors, bringing its total membership to 244.
June 6, 2013
Carter Center Statement on Civil Society in Egypt (عربي)
The Carter Center is gravely concerned about the shrinking space for civil society in Egypt. The conviction this week of 43 Egyptian and foreign NGO workers who had been engaged in peaceful, democracy promotion activities is the most recent example.
May 20, 2013
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Meets with Bolivian Leaders (En español)
Bolivian President Evo Morales and former President Eduardo Rodriguez visited Plains, Georgia, today to meet with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and Carter Center staff about Bolivia's quest to obtain a mutually satisfactory means of access to the sea with Chile and Peru.
April 18, 2013
The Carter Center Calls for Mutual Recognition and Dialogue in Venezuela (En español)
During this time of tension and uncertainty, The Carter Center urges all Venezuelans to express their differences peacefully, respecting the legal order and the constitutional rights of all citizens.
April 17, 2013
Carter Center Expresses Concern Over Palestinian Prisoners
On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners' Day, April 17, The Carter Center expresses concern for the treatment of 4,750 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, which contravenes international law and human rights norms.
April 15, 2013
Rosalynn Carter, Former Congressman Tony Coelho to Host Expert Discussion on Building Community Support for People With Mental Illness
Former U.S. First Lady and Carter Center Co-Founder Rosalynn Carter and former Congressman Tony Coelho will join experts from the federal government and other mental health officials to discuss new research published in the American Journal of Public Health's first theme issue on stigma against people with mental illness on April 18, 2013, at 2 p.m. at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga.
April 11, 2013
The Carter Center and Universidad de La Sabana Launch Colombia's Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism (En español)
The Carter Center and the Universidad de La Sabana, a private accredited university in Colombia, announce the launch of Colombia's Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, which will award two annual fellowships to local journalists to investigate and produce a comprehensive project unveiling mental health issues in the nation.
April 8, 2013
Carter Center To Send Delegation to April 14 Venezuelan Presidential Election (En español)
At the invitation of Venezuela's National Election Council, The Carter Center will send a small delegation to accompany the Venezuelan people during the April 14 presidential election.
April 8, 2013
Statement From Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Death of Margaret Thatcher
Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Margaret Thatcher. A principled leader, she was a strong ally for peace and human rights during my presidency.
April 4, 2013
The Carter Center Finds Kenya Election Results Reflect Will of Voters
The Carter Center finds that in spite of serious shortcomings in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's (IEBC) management of technology and tabulation of final election results, the paper-based procedure for counting and tallying presented enough guarantees to preserve the expression of the will of Kenyan voters.
March 28, 2013
Carter Center Launches Dialogue Initiative Between Sudan and South Sudan
The Carter Center has launched a series of nongovernmental dialogues between prominent leaders from Sudan and South Sudan to strengthen peace and create lasting understanding between the two countries.
March 22, 2013
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to Visit Nepal and Myanmar (कृपया नेपालीमा पढ्नुहोस्)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will visit Nepal and Myanmar from March 29-April 6.
March 20, 2013
Inter-American Human Rights System (PDF) (En español)
On the occasion of the Forty-Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which will take place on March 22, 2013, with the objective of approving the recommendations presented by the Permanent Council for the strengthening of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Inter-American Human Rights System, the below signatories express our recognition and support for the protection of human rights within the Inter-American system and the IACHR, as one of the main collective achievements of the countries in the hemisphere and for the valuable work that, since its creation in 1959, it has carried out and continues to carry out for the promotion, defense, and protection of human rights in the hemisphere.
March 15, 2013
Local, Carter Center-Trained Mental Health Clinicians Now Reach All 15 Counties in Liberia
The Carter Center's Mental Health Program in Liberia, in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, announces that efforts to improve access to mental health care in the post-conflict nation now reach all 15 counties in Liberia, with each county having access to at least one locally trained and credentialed mental health clinician. Only a few years prior, Liberia, a nation of 3.8 million people, had one psychiatrist to meet the needs of at least 300,000 Liberians suffering from mental illness each year.
March 13, 2013
The Carter Center's Long-Term Observation In Nepal Indicates That Identity-Based Political Activity Has Decreased (नेपालीमा पढ्नुहोस)
In a report released today, The Carter Center notes that identity-based political activity in Nepal has decreased since May 2012, providing space for much-needed civic dialogue on federalism and social inclusion. The long-term observation focused on the growing tendency toward identity-based political movements in Nepal since 2006, particularly movements focused on federalism, and those which increased around the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in May 2012.
March 6, 2013
Carter Center Congratulates Kenyan Voters on Peaceful Election, Urges Patience While Results Processed
The Carter Center finds that Kenya's polls were well-conducted in a peaceful environment. Voter turnout appears to have been high. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has made important commitments to improve the transparency of the counting and tabulation of votes. Although partial provisional results are available, the full tabulation of results is ongoing.
March 5, 2013
Observer Groups Praise Kenya Polls, Urge Transparency and Peace
The Observer Missions of the African Union, the Carter Center, the Commonwealth, the European Union, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, East African Community, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa to the 2013 Kenya Elections headed by His Excellency Joaquim Chissano, His Excellency Rupiah Banda, His Excellency Festus Mogae, Mr. Alojz Peterle, Amb. Simbi Veke Mubako, Amb. Dr. Berhane Ghebray, Hon. Abdulrahman Kinana and Mr. Vincent Tohbi, respectively, have observed the voting and counting process across the country.
March 5, 2013
Statement From Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Death of Hugo Chavez (En español)
Rosalynn and I extend our condolences to the family of Hugo Chávez Frías. We met Hugo Chávez when he was campaigning for president in 1998 and The Carter Center was invited to observe elections for the first time in Venezuela. We returned often, for the 2000 elections, and then to facilitate dialogue during the political conflict of 2002-2004. We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized.
March 3, 2013
Observer Groups Call for Peaceful Polls, Urge Kenyans to Await Results
Observer groups from the African Union, The Carter Center, the East African Community, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the Commonwealth, and the European Union call on Kenya's political parties and candidates to abide by the Electoral Code of Conduct and to respect their commitment to nonviolent participation in the electoral process.
Feb. 28, 2013
The Carter Center Commends Nepal Election Commission's Voter Registration Outreach Efforts, Also Hightlights Areas of Concern (नेपालीमा पढ्नुहोस)
In a report released today, The Carter Center commends the Election Commission of Nepal's latest mobile voter registration outreach drive, but lower registration rates of women and young citizens, data quality, and an uncertain national political context remain areas of concern that must be rectified to improve the voter roll before the next election is held.
Feb. 27, 2013
Former Zambia President Rupiah Banda to Lead Carter Center Delegation for Kenya's Election
The Carter Center announced today that former Zambia President Rupiah Banda and Carter Center Vice President for Peace Programs Dr. John Stremlau will co-lead the Center's 60-person delegation representing 29 nations to observe Kenya's March 4 elections.
Feb. 25, 2013
Winter Weekend Auction Raises $1.6 Million for Carter Center Peace and Health Programs
The Carter Center's annual Winter Weekend auction, held Feb. 22-23, 2013, in San Diego, Calif., raised approximately $1.6 million, one of the highest amounts ever raised, to benefit the not-for-profit Center's initiatives to advance peace and health worldwide.
Feb. 21, 2013
Carter Center Pleased with Kenya Election Preparations, Urges Politicians and Citizens to Commit to Credible and Peaceful Elections
Carter Center observers in Kenya have found the electoral campaign generally peaceful thus far, and the Center urges all Kenyans to commit themselves to nonviolent participation in the electoral process.
Feb. 19, 2013
Statement From The Carter Center on Warren Lee Hill
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter renewed their appeal today to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to commute the death sentence of Warren Lee Hill, who is scheduled to be executed later today. Mr. Hill's intellectual disability meets the criteria of "mental retardation" as grounds for exemption from the death penalty under a Georgia law put in place well before the U.S. Supreme Court found the execution of the "mentally retarded" as a violation of the Eighth Amendment.
Feb. 14, 2013
The Carter Center Releases Study Mission Report on Jordan's 2013 Parliamentary Elections (عربي)
While Jordan's 2013 parliamentary elections yielded important technical advances, the elections were marred by a system that limits equality of suffrage and by persistent concerns about vote buying, proxy registration, and other problems, according to a report issued today by The Carter Center, which sent a study mission to assess the elections held on Jan. 23, 2013.
Feb. 11, 2013
Walter Driver Jr. Appointed Chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors
Walter Driver Jr., chairman, Southeast, of Goldman Sachs & Co., has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2013. The board is comprised of 234 members, who serve as a leadership advisory group that promotes understanding among opinion leaders and the broader community of The Carter Center and its activities.
Feb. 8, 2013
Carter Center Statement on the Assassination of Chokri Belaid (En français) (عربي)
The Carter Center strongly condemns the assassination of Mr. Chokri Belaid, a leader of the Popular Front coalition, in what appears to be a politically motivated act.
Applications Being Accepted for the 2013-2014 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
Applications from U.S. residents are now being accepted for six one-year journalism fellowships with the Carter Center's Mental Health Program. These fellowships aim to enhance public understanding of mental health issues and reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses through balanced and accurate reporting.
Jan. 31, 2013
Auction of Original Jimmy Carter Art and Woodwork To Benefit Carter Center
Original artwork and woodwork by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, private visits with famous musicians, and presidential memorabilia are among more than 150 items up for public auction in San Diego, Calif., on Feb. 23, 2013, during the Carter Center's annual Winter Weekend event. The auction is a critical source of support for the not-for-profit Center's international work advancing peace and health.
Jan. 18, 2013
Carter Center Announces Election Observation Mission to Kenya
At the invitation of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the welcome of political parties, The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission for Kenya's March 4, 2013, elections.
Jan. 17, 2013
Jimmy Carter Announces Guinea Worm Cases Hit Record Low, Setting Stage for Eradication of Second Human Disease in History
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced today that the international Guinea worm eradication campaign spearheaded by The Carter Center has reached its final stages with only 542 cases reported worldwide in 2012. These provisional case numbers, identified by ministries of health in the remaining four endemic nations and compiled by The Carter Center, show that cases of the parasitic disease were reduced by nearly half in 2012.
Jan. 14, 2013
Groundbreaking Reports on Voter ID Issued
The Carter Center and the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network are pleased to announce the release of two new resources on voter identification processes and practices. The reports provide groundbreaking analysis of a range of critical electoral issues on voter identification, the right to vote, and related international standards and election administration practices. The Carter Center report includes a comparative analysis of voter identification processes in Africa and Latin America, while the ACE report focuses on the delicate balance between preventing fraud and protecting the right to vote.
Jan. 14, 2013
Carter Center Releases Recommendations for Egypt's Upcoming House of Representatives Elections (عربي)
The Carter Center today released its recommendations for Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections based on its observation missions for the 2011-2012 parliamentary and presidential elections. The Center suggests critical reforms in the following areas: voter education and information, women in the electoral process, electoral observation, internal and external communications, procedures and training, voter access and participation, electoral contestants (parties and candidates), and electoral legal framework.
Jan. 14, 2013
Carter Center Announces Study Mission for Jordan Parliamentary Elections (عربي)
The Carter Center has deployed a small team of analysts to conduct a study mission of Jordan's Jan. 23 parliamentary elections. The Center was invited by Jordan's Independent Election Commission to observe the elections.