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Carter Center Condemns the Bombing of the Gaza Strip; Calls for Implementation of Ceasefire

The Carter Center is alarmed by recent developments in and around Gaza that resulted in the death of some 46 Palestinians, including at least 16 children, in the latest escalation of violence over the past weekend. Learn more »

Center-led Guinea Worm Eradication Program Wins Prestigious Prize from Government of Japan

The Guinea Worm Eradication Program, led by The Carter Center, has been chosen to receive the Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in the medical services category, the government of Japan announced Wednesday in Tokyo. The prize recognizes the program’s efforts to make Guinea worm disease the first human disease to be eradicated since smallpox in 1980. Learn more »

Carter Center Deploys Team of Election Experts to Kenya

The Carter Center today deployed a four-person election expert mission to Nairobi to assess key issues regarding the use and perception of election technology in Kenya’s 2022 presidential election. Learn more »

Carter Center Launches Bipartisan Effort to Restore Confidence in Democracy (The Charlotte Ledger)

Carter Center Launches Bipartisan Effort to Restore Confidence in Democracy; Warns N.C. Might Be at ‘Elevated Risk of Violence’ in Polarizing Election Season Learn more »

Carter Center Statement on Executions in Myanmar

The Carter Center condemns the executions carried out today by the State Administration Council in Myanmar. The resumption of the death penalty in Myanmar after a moratorium of decades is a sad and unnecessary step back. The Carter Center expresses its condolences to the families of the four men who were executed and compassion for all those suffering as the result of the military coup d’état. Learn more »

Carter Center Recommends Electoral Reform to Colombian Congress

The Carter Center today released a report from its electoral expert mission to Colombia’s 2022 presidential election. It includes recommendations for improving future electoral processes, with a particular emphasis on reforming electoral administration and campaign financing. Learn more »

Jimmy Carter and James A. Baker III: Reform the Electoral Count Act | Wall Street Journal

We stand on opposite sides of the partisan divide, but we believe it is better to search for solutions together than to remain divided. This is particularly true of a vexing problem that could wreak havoc during the 2024 presidential election: the inadequacy of the Electoral Count Act of 1887. Learn more »

News Brief | Center Starts India Policy Initiative

The Carter Center is establishing I-Policy, an initiative to educate U.S. policymakers on issues related to democracy and human rights in India. Learn more »

The Carter Center Awards 9 U.S. Journalists Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center is pleased to announce nine U.S. recipients of the 2022-2023 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. The group includes freelancers, staff reporters, a Georgia journalist, and the third annual awardee of the Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grant for Mental Health Investigative Journalism, in partnership with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Learn more »

Carter Center Statement on President Biden’s Visit to Israel and Palestine

As President Biden prepares for his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories later this week, The Carter Center calls on him to make human rights a central theme of his meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Learn more »

Carter Center Statement on the Assassination of Shinzo Abe

The Carter Center condemns the assassination of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Political violence is never acceptable, and it is especially shocking in a country as peaceful and free of gun violence as Japan. Learn more »

Carter Center Statement on Internet Shutdown in Sudan

On June 30 at approximately 7:45 a.m., access to internet and mobile communications was cut in Sudan. This communications blackout comes as Sudanese citizens engage in demonstrations in support of democracy. Learn more »

Carter Center Expert Article: Promoting Gender Equity in the Right of Access to Information

Promoting Gender Equity in the Right of Access to Information Learn more »

Carter Center Statement in Remembrance of Stonewall

The Carter Center joins all those remembering the Stonewall Uprising, which began on this date in 1969. LGBTQIA+ rights are human rights, and the Center stands in support and solidarity today, throughout PRIDE Month, and always. Learn more »

Mali Independent Observer: An Unprecedented Impasse in Implementation Amid Controversy Over Revising Peace Agreement

The Carter Center, which serves as the Independent Observer of Mali’s 2015 peace agreement, today released a report describing the current, unprecedented impasse in the implementation process. Learn more »

Statement from The Carter Center on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

The Carter Center is deeply disappointed with today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe vs. Wade, which puts women’s health at risk by denying them the right to make their own health-care decisions. Learn more »

Carter Center Director Stacia George: 'Winning Without Weapons: The Tools We Have Address Conflict and Terrorism' | Maine Public Radio

Carter Center Director Stacia George: 'Winning Without Weapons: The Tools We Have Address Conflict and Terrorism' | Maine Public Radio Learn more »

Blog | From the CEO: We are 100% Committed to Ending Neglected Diseases

Blog | From the CEO: We are 100% Committed to Ending Neglected Diseases Learn more »

Colombia’s Presidential Elections Ended Successfully, but Proved the Need for Reform

Colombia’s recent presidential elections (first round on May 29 and runoff on June 19) were conducted in an orderly fashion, and the results of the final round were accepted quickly by both candidates, a Carter Center election expert mission concluded. Nevertheless, the Center has several preliminary recommendations to improve Colombia’s electoral system. Learn more »

World Refugee Day Blog Co-authored by Center Staffers Highlights Efforts in Sudan to Deliver Trachoma Interventions to Refugees

ICTI Blog Co-authored by Center Staffers Highlights Efforts in Sudan to Deliver Trachoma Interventions to Refugees Learn more »

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