Blog | The Carter Center’s Long Standing History of Waging Peace in War-Torn Nations

Paige Alexander is chief executive officer of The Carter Center.

Like you, we at The Carter Center are horrified by the devastation, misery, and reported human rights violations taking place in Ukraine. We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to the Ukrainian people.

Rebuilding after war is a long, cumbersome process, and The Carter Center has assisted many nations with this process over the years.

Helping Liberia Build a Mental Health Care System After War

Liberia endured two civil wars in the 1990s, and The Carter Center helped bring about an enduring peace through mediation, then assisted in creating the environment to rebuild. We observed national elections and implemented programs to support access to justice and to information. And we are assisting the country as it builds a mental health care system from the ground up, crucial in any country but especially one where the wounds of war are still fresh.

  • Carter Center establishes rule of law and mental health infrastructure in Liberia.

    A woman in Liberia flashes the peace sign. The Carter Center has worked to help establish rule-of-law and mental health infrastructure in the country following two civil wars. (Photo: The Carter Center/ S. Umstattd))

Colombia Works on Human Rights Advocation & Electoral Reform

Meanwhile, The Carter Center has ongoing projects in Colombia on issues related to the 2016 peace accord that ended that country’s 50-year civil war — including matters of human rights, the separation of child soldiers from the conflict, and political and electoral reform.

Monitoring Elections in Nepal & Advocating for the Mali Peace Agreement

We have helped Nepal establish norms of democracy after a civil war, monitoring several elections and keeping observers on the ground in between to monitor the flow of accurate political information. Today, The Carter Center serves as the official Independent Observer of the fragile implementation of a civil peace agreement in Mali.

These are just a few examples. Wars eventually end, and when they do, someone needs to step in and help pick up the pieces. That’s what “waging peace” means, and it is an integral part of who we are. Thank you for standing by us in this vital work.

Learn more about the Carter Center's peace programs.

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