The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
The Center emphasizes action and measurable results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues.
The Center seeks to break new ground and not duplicate the effective efforts of others.
The Center addresses difficult problems in difficult situations and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk.
The Center is nonpartisan, actively seeks complementary partnerships and works collaboratively with other organizations from the highest levels of government to local communities.
The Center believes that people can improve their own lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.