Real Lives, Real Change


On the 20th anniversary of the U.N. Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, a document that The Carter Center helped craft, we honor the bravery of those who put their lives on the line so that all of us can live in freedom.

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    Gifts of Stock

    Make a gift of stock before the end of the year and join others helping The Carter Center wage peace, fight disease, and build hope.

  • From the CEO

    From the Blog

    Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, CEO, celebrates everyday people doing exceptional things for their communities around the world.

  • Scripturally Annotated Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Human Rights

    The Carter Center commemorates the 70th anniversary of the UDHR with the "Scripturally Annotated Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

  • In the News

    In the News

    Carter Center expert Janice Cooper warns that rising mental disorders will cost the global economy $16 trillion by 2030 without intervention.