June 29, 2015 Carter Center Auction Raises Nearly $1.8 Million An auction held during this year's annual Carter Center Weekend, which took place June 24-28 in Vail, Colorado, brought in just under $1.8 million, making it the Center's most successful auction to date.
June 26, 2015 Carter Center Urges Disclosure of Terms of Kawama Permit Transfer(En français) The Carter Center urges the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to release the terms of the deal in which state-owned mining company Gécamines lost its interest in the potentially rich Kawama concession. In February 2015, Chabara Sprl, in which Gécamines holds a 30 percent stake, sold the Kawama permit to one of the country's largest companies, Mutanda Mining. The sale was reported in the media only this week.
June 18, 2015 Carter Center Will Not Observe Cherokee Nation Elections The Carter Center was informed on June 16 of the decision by the Cherokee Nation Election Commission not to extend an invitation to The Carter Center to observe the upcoming elections. While the Center regrets this news, it respects the commission's decision and will not deploy an observer team for the elections.
June 11, 2015 Jimmy Carter Original Oil Painting among Carter Center Auction Highlights An original oil painting by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is among more than 150 items to be auctioned June 27 to benefit the not-for-profit Carter Center. Proceeds will support the Center's work to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope in the world's poorest and most forgotten countries.
May 28, 2015 Carter Center Commends Tunisia on Successful 2014 Elections and Makes Recommendations for Improving Electoral Process(عربي)(En français) The Carter Center has released its final report summarizing its findings and highlighting the genuine and competitive nature of the 2014 legislative and presidential elections in Tunisia. The three rounds of elections were the latest steps in a transition to democracy that grew from a spark in December 2010 to the peaceful ouster of the authoritarian Ben Ali regime in January 2011. In its report, the Center commended the Tunisian people for overcoming significant challenges to reach these milestones, which are critical to the country's consolidation of democratic governance.
May 14, 2015 Carter Center Mental Health Forum to Address Policy New research about the needs of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, will be released during the 20th annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum on May 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Carter Center in Atlanta. This event is open to the public, but registration is required.
May 13, 2015 Tunisia: Drop or Amend Security Bill(En français)(عربي) Tunisian legislators should drop problematic provisions from a new security bill, 13 nongovernmental organizations said in a joint statement today. Provisions of the bill that are inconsistent with international human rights standards and rights guaranteed in the Tunisian Constitution could criminalize the conduct of journalists, whistleblowers, human rights defenders, and others who criticize the police and would allow security forces to use deadly force when it is not strictly necessary to protect lives.
May 12, 2015 Carter Center Commends Guyana's Election Process and Urges Patience as Results Are Finalized On May 11, Guyanese citizens turned out in large numbers to cast their votes in what is probably the most important election since the watershed elections of 1992. Guyanese voters waited patiently in long lines from early in the morning until into the evening. All across the country, thousands of dedicated poll workers, party agents, and officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) served with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. GECOM officials and poll workers are to be commended for these efforts.
May 12, 2015 Recommendations of The World Summit: End Sexual Exploitation 2025, held May 11-12, 2015 All forms of sexual exploitation are a violation of fundamental human rights and human dignity. Commercial sexual exploitation is gender-based violence and a public health crisis made possible by unethical and ungrounded male entitlement, which disproportionately affects the most vulnerable among us. We oppose language and law that allows for the dehumanization of people who have been commercially sexually exploited. We support the adoption of an international Convention Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation. We support the passage of local, state, and international laws that recognize the intersections of all forms of commercial sexual exploitation including, but not limited to prostitution, pornography, stripping, and trafficking as violations of basic human rights.
May 10, 2015 Statement from The Carter Center President Carter was not feeling well and has departed Guyana to return to Atlanta today. The Carter Center election observation mission in Guyana is continuing its work and will keep him informed of developments.
May 5, 2015 Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Urges Long-term Support to Nepal In the wake of the devastating earthquake and ongoing rescue and recovery operations in Nepal, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter calls on the international community to redouble efforts to support Nepal and to develop clear plans for long-term assistance and rebuilding. To ensure the success of these efforts, it will be critical for Nepali political leaders to work closely together and resolve political differences.
April 9, 2015 Carter Center to Host Major U.S.-China Meeting The Carter Center today announced plans for a major forum May 6 and 7 on China's wide-ranging domestic and international reforms and their implications for U.S.-China relations.
April 2, 2015 Jordan Ryan Named Vice President for Peace Programs at The Carter Center Jordan Ryan has been named vice president for peace programs at The Carter Center, effective June 1, 2015. Ryan served 24 years with the United Nations in developing countries and post-crisis settings. Most recently, he was assistant administrator of United Nations Development Programme and director of the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, serving at the assistant secretary-general level.
March 30, 2015 The Carter Center Issues Report and Recommendations on Myanmar's Electoral Process Myanmar's Union Election Commission is making efforts to improve the transparency and integrity of the electoral process in advance of the 2015 general elections, according to a Carter Center monitoring mission report released today. However, a number of key challenges need to be addressed in order to ensure that the upcoming elections earn the confidence of voters, political parties, and civil society organizations.
March 5, 2015 New Graduates Bring Number of Trained Mental Health Clinicians in Liberia to 144 The Carter Center's Mental Health Program in Liberia, in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, congratulates the newest class of 21 clinicians who have joined the effort to continue improving access to mental health services in Liberia. With the addition of these graduates, 144 mental health clinicians are now trained, working largely in primary care clinics and hospitals across all 15 counties to provide much needed care.
Jan. 27, 2015 Carter Center Plans Forum on Rights of Women and Girls On Feb. 9-10, more than 60 scholars, activists, and religious leaders from 20 countries will participate in The Carter Center's Human Rights Defenders Forum. "Beyond Violence: Women Leading for Peaceful Societies" will focus on advancing the rights of women and girls, including the right to peace. Jan. 22, 2015 Statement From Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Death of Kind Abdullah of Saudi Arabia I offer my condolences and prayers to the Saud family on the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He was a strong leader with great wisdom and vision for the Royal Kingdom, and I will miss his friendship. Jan. 20, 2015 Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Congratulates People of Ghana for Eliminating Guinea Worm Disease Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center congratulate Ghana on being certified by the World Health Organization this week as having eliminated Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis), a water-borne parasitic disease poised to be the second human disease in history to be eradicated. Jan. 12, 2015 Carter Center: 126 Cases of Guinea Worm Disease Remain Worldwide(En Français-PDF) The Carter Center announced today that 126 Guinea worm cases were reported worldwide in 2014. These provisional numbers, reported by ministries of health in the remaining four endemic nations and compiled by the Center, show that cases of the debilitating disease were reduced by 15 percent in 2014 compared to 148 cases in 2013. When the Center began leading the first international campaign to eradicate a parasitic disease in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million Guinea worm cases occurring annually in Africa and Asia.
Jan. 12, 2015 Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease on View at the American Museum Of Natural History Beginning January 13 The challenges of eradicating devastating diseases are enormous, but successful strategies can bring about enormous social and economic benefits. Opening at the American Museum of Natural History on January 13, Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease explores the factors that determine if a disease is eradicable — meaning that it can be wiped out completely — as well as the scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions.
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