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Carter Center Sends Team of Experts to Assess Key Aspects of Colombia Presidential Election

The Carter Center is deploying an international electoral expert mission to Bogota today to assess important aspects of the presidential election in Colombia. Learn more »

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Rosalynn and I are saddened to learn of the death of our friend Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Learn more »

26th Annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum May 18-19

The Carter Center will convene its 26th Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum on May 18-19, 2022. This free virtual event explores pressing mental health issues in Georgia and the country. (See below for agenda and viewing information.) Learn more »

The Carter Center Condemns the Killing of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Calls for an Independent Investigation

The Carter Center condemns the killing of Al Jazeera news correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian American, and calls for an independent investigation into the incident. The perpetrators must be brought to justice. Learn more »

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA) established more National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and Wilderness Areas than any in history and has been called our country’s most significant conservation law. It was my honor to work with Congress and citizens throughout our great nation on the passage of ANILCA. Learn more »

Podcast Featuring Carter Center Expert Yawei Liu | What Do Chinese People Think About the War in Ukraine?

Yawei Liu, senior director for China at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and Danielle Goldfarb, head of global research at RIWI Corp, discuss Chinese public opinion on the Russo-Ukrainian War. Learn more »

Jason Carter and C.D. Glin Lead Delegation to Mali to Advocate for Peace Agreement Implementation

Jason Carter, chairman of The Carter Center Board of Trustees, and C.D. Glin, Global Head of Philanthropy for PepsiCo and a Carter Center board member, led a delegation this week to Bamako, where they met with leaders tasked with implementing Mali’s 2015 peace agreement. Learn more »

Carter Center Deploys Election Expert Mission to Philippines

The Carter Center is deploying an international electoral expert mission to Manila to assess important aspects of the May 9 general elections in the Philippines. Learn more »

Upcoming Virtual Event | Restoring Confidence in American Elections (Friday, April 29)

Upcoming Virtual Event | Restoring Confidence in American Elections (Friday, April 29) Learn more »

Carter Center Municipal Elections Report Offers Recommendations, Urges Third Phase in Gaza

The Carter Center today released the final report from its international election expert mission to Palestine’s 2022 local council elections. The Center’s election expert mission was limited in size and scope, focusing its assessment on three sets of issues: the legal and administrative framework for the elections; the degree of political engagement, competition, and respect for participatory rights; and the implications of the municipal elections for future elections in Palestine. The team did not conduct a thorough assessment of election-day voting and counting processes, nor of the electoral process as a whole.  Learn more »

Blog | With New Law, 2022 is the Year for Mental Health in Georgia

By Eve H. Byrd, Director, Carter Center Mental Health Program

During the 2022 state legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly voted unanimously to pass the Mental Health Parity Act, ensuring that the state will enforce parity in insurance coverage for behavioral health care for the first time. Learn more »

Carter Center: Palestinian Municipal Elections Well-Administered, Steps Urgently Needed to Facilitate National Polls

Palestinians living in large cities in the West Bank went to the polls on March 26 in a peaceful and well-administered exercise to elect municipal councils. A Carter Center election expert mission found that virtually all the major cities in the West Bank experienced competitive electoral contests, notwithstanding a formal boycott by Hamas and a highly challenging political and electoral environment, marked by frequent human rights violations, including intimidation and harassment of political actors. Learn more »

Blog | New Report Spotlights Need to Rid Syria of Dangerous Unexploded Weapons

By Hampton Stall, Senior Program Associate, The Carter Center

After the Mozambique civil war ended in 1992, demining experts needed 23 years to clear the 86,000 unexploded weapons left behind. A just-released Carter Center report suggests that there could be more than three times that amount of unexploded ordnance in Syria, where demining efforts have yet to begin. Learn more »

Conflict Resolution Report | A Call for Action: Data on Unexploded Ordnance in Syria and Its Implications

The presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO) is a critical impediment to Syria’s recovery and development, affecting the ability to farm, use roads, repair housing, or re-enter buildings such as schools or hospitals. Explosive remnants of war have a resounding impact on civilian life, economic activity, and environmental health, making them a crucial issue demanding attention from the international community. The issue is also one of the few common causes among the belligerent parties and their international patrons. Learn more »

Democracy Report | Learning from Election Reforms Before and After the 2020 Presidential Election (PDF)

The 2020 presidential election illustrated that increasing access to voting can have a strong and positive impact on voter participation. Because of COVID-19, states adopted new policies, such as electronic absentee ballot request, absentee ballot cure process, prepaid postage on the absentee ballot envelope, and drop boxes, and amended existing policies, like the inclusion of COVID-19 as an excuse to vote by mail. A few states temporarily expanded access to in-person voting by allowing voters to cast their votes before Election Day and offering curbside voting. As such, in 2020, the state election landscape was overwhelmingly pro-voter access. Learn more »

Blog | With Sufficient Support, We Can Tame TB

By Kashef Ijaz, Vice President-Health, The Carter Center

There is nothing mysterious about tuberculosis (TB). It has been studied for a long time. We know who the vulnerable populations are, where it is prevalent, how to prevent it, and how to treat it. What is mysterious is the lack of top-tier attention and funding it gets. Learn more »

Carter Center Appoints Mary S. Moore as Board of Councilors Chair

Mary S. Moore, SVP operations & omnichannel buyer engagement, Juniper by IMC, and founder and owner of The Cook's Warehouse, has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2022. The board comprises 215 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 »

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Ukrainian Refugees

Rosalynn and I applaud President Biden’s decision to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians to the United States. Learn more »

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Passing of Madeleine Albright

Rosalynn and I are saddened by the passing of our friend Secretary Madeleine Albright. Learn more »

Nations Pledge to Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease

High-ranking representatives of several countries pledged this week to devote all resources needed to interrupt transmission of Guinea worm disease and certify its eradication by 2030. Learn more »

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