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Carter Center and Civic Leader Partners Commend New Ethics Guidelines for Election Officials

The Carter Center joins Election Reformers Network and Protect Democracy in commending the recently published ethics guidelines for election officials by the American Law Institute and the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center). Learn more »

Carter Center and Georgia Institute of Technology Commemorate New Joint Fellowship

The Center’s Democracy Program and Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology are supporting one fellowship during the spring 2024 academic semester for a doctoral candidate researching the intersection of technology and democratic governance. Learn more »

Former US President Jimmy Carter Surpasses One Year in Hospice Care (VOA News)

VOA News

A year since The Carter Center announced that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was receiving end-of-life hospice care, Carter continues to defy the odds. Learn more »

Health Report: 'Guinea Worm' on Verge of Eradication (VOA Africa)

VOA Africa

Dracunculiasis, or guinea-worm disease, is on the verge of eradication. The Carter Center says only 13 provisional human cases of the disease were reported worldwide in 2023. Learn more »

Guinea Worm Disease Inched Closer to Eradication in 2023 (The Lancet Infectious Diseases)

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

The Carter Center's 2023 report showed a remarkable reduction in Guinea worm cases, bringing the ancient parasitic disease closer to being eradicated. Alix Boisson-Walsh reports. Learn more »

Jason Carter on Jimmy Carter's Strength of Spirit (CBS News)

CBS News

Former President Jimmy Carter has been in hospice care for a year, and yet, the 39th President of the United States lives on. Thoughts on that from his grandson, Jason Carter. Learn more »

Carter Center Appoints Clark Dean as Board of Councilors Chair and Jim Reed as Board of Councilors Vice-Chair

Clark Dean, Executive Managing Director – Transaction Sciences, Transwestern, has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2024. Jim Reed, President, YKK Corporation of America, has been appointed vice-chair. The board comprises 210 members, who serve as a leadership advisory group that promotes understanding among opinion leaders and the broader community of The Carter Center and its activities. Learn more »

Carter Center Issues Final Report on 2023 Zimbabwean Elections

The Carter Center today released the final report from its international election observation mission to Zimbabwe’s Aug. 23 harmonized elections. Learn more »

Carter Center Calls on Israel to Halt its Plan to Force 1.3 Million Palestinians Out of Rafah

The Carter Center condemns the Israeli government’s directive to forcibly transfer Palestinian civilians in Rafah to pave the way for a military offensive and reiterates our call for an immediate ceasefire. This plan is alarming given that an estimated 1.3 million Gazans now reside in overcrowded conditions in Rafah, previously designated as a safe zone. The Israeli government’s directive further undermines prospects for long-term peace and its citizens’ security and prosperity. Learn more »

Carter Center Campaign Results Show Progress in Educating Georgians About Mental Health Care Rights

At a press conference held during its inaugural Mental Health Parity Day today at Georgia’s State Capitol, The Carter Center released results of its first Georgia mental health parity awareness campaign. Learn more »

Carter Center and Rice’s Baker Institute Say U.S. Election System Must be a National Priority

As U.S. democratic principles are being tested, The Carter Center and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy have proposed guiding principles to ensure that elections are conducted in ways that give Americans greater confidence in their outcomes. Learn more »

Is Guinea Worm About to be Eradicated? (Spotify)


Guinea worm could soon be the second human disease to be eradicated. In the 1980s millions of cases were recorded annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Now, thanks to huge efforts globally, only 13 reported cases remain. That’s according to The Carter Center - which is leading the international campaign to eradicate the disease. Learn more »

Makoy Samuel Yibi Won’t Stop Until The World Eradicates Its Next Disease (GatesNotes)


Guinea worm once infected 3.5 million people every year. Thanks to heroes like Makoy, that number dropped to 13 last year. Learn more »

Bipartisan Report Seeks Ways to Counter Extreme Polarization That Has Created Distrust in Elections (AP)

The Associated Press

The report by The Carter Center and the Baker Institute for Public Policy lays out 10 principles for trying to balance equal access to the polls with ensuring the integrity of election results. Learn more »

2024-25 Applications Open for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Learn more »

Video Premiere | Paige Alexander @TEDWomen: Information Is Power

Tune in as Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander details how the Center’s Inform Women, Transform Lives project provides ways for women all over the world to have a more meaningful voice and make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities. Learn more »

Carter Center Hosts State’s First Mental Health Parity Day at Georgia State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2024

The Carter Center will host its inaugural Mental Health Parity Day by the Georgia State Capitol. Learn more »

13 Human Cases of Guinea Worm Reported in 2023 – Remaining at the Lowest Level Since the Eradication Campaign Began

Eradication of Guinea worm disease remains in sight with only 13 provisional human cases reported worldwide in 2023, The Carter Center announced Thursday. The number matches the lowest annual total of human cases ever reported, following 13 cases in 2022 and 15 in 2021. Learn more »

Once in the Millions, Guinea Worm Cases Numbered 13 in 2023, Carter Center’s Initial Count Says (AP)

The Associated Press

Guinea worm disease remains on the cusp of being eradicated, with the global number of cases in 2023 holding steady at 13, according to a provisional account released by The Carter Center. Learn more »

U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership to Promote Women’s Right to Information

The United States Agency for International Development, The Carter Center, and the Information Commission in Dhaka today announced the launch of a new phase of the USAID-funded Advancing Women’s Right of Access to Information in Bangladesh (AWRTI) project. The Carter Center will implement this project in 10 districts through 2028 to unlock the country’s human potential, especially the potential of marginalized women, to fully utilize the Right to Information Act of 2009. Learn more »

Opinion: Paige Alexander and Kristin Lord: 2024 is the year of elections. Let's act now to protect them. (Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Tribune

As we look ahead this year, voters in more than 50 countries, including the United States, will go to the polls. The elections will take place during a period of global democratic backsliding and in rapidly changing social media environments characterized by new threats from generative artificial intelligence and tech platforms’ reductions in trust and safety protections. Learn more »

The World Is Watching U.S. Elections. Here's What Americans Should Be Watching (HuffPost)

“We’re very concerned about the quality of democracy around the world. There’s been a number of countries where things are moving not in the right direction, including in the U.S.,” David Carroll, director of the Carter Center’s Democracy Program, which oversees election monitoring around the world, told HuffPost. Learn more »

Event | Building the Green, Digital, and Inclusive City of the 21st Century (Jan. 11-12)

Virtual event co-hosted by the China Data Analysis & Research Hub, the George H. W. Bush Foundation, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and The Carter Center. Learn more »

Event | Forum on U.S.-China Relations Honors 45th Anniversary of Normalization (Jan. 9)

Join the Carter Center on Jan. 9, 2024, for its Forum in Honor of Jimmy Carter and the 45th Anniversary of the Normalization of U.S.-China Relations at The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more »

Carter Center Statement on More Disinformation Linked to its Election Observation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Carter Center is aware of more disinformation falsely attributed to its international election observation mission for the December elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Learn more »

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