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Press Release Archives: 2006

Leading Global Health Organizations Receive $46.7 Million From Gates Foundation to Integrate Programs Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases

The fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) received a major boost today with the announcement of five grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation totaling $46.7 million. The grants will support efforts to coordinate and integrate programs to fight key neglected diseases in developing countries. Learn More

Jimmy Carter Issues Letter to Jewish Community on Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

During my recent book tour I signed more than 10,000 books and was interviewed on 100 news media outlets.* The high point for me was a meeting with leaders of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix, who announced before my arrival that they would demonstrate against my book. Learn More

Miss Ghana Vows to Fight Guinea Worm Disease in Her Home Country

In the community of Tampiong in northern Ghana, Miss Ghana 2005, Lamisi Mbillah, balanced on her high heel sandals, lifts a small black pipe filter above her head so that the hundreds of school children surrounding her could see it. She selects a shy little boy from the crowd to demonstrate how the filter works. The boy complies, using the pipe filter as a straw to drink from the container of water in Mbillah's hand. Learn More

Third Carter Center Post-Election Statement on the Oct. 29 Presidential Elections in the DRC

The Carter Center deplores the Nov. 21 attack on the Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and cautions all political leaders that they are accountable for the actions of their militants, especially when they use violence to protest election results. Learn More

Carter Center Announces Technical Mission to Observe the Venezuelan Elections

In response to an invitation from the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE), The Carter Center will organize a specialized, limited technical mission for the Dec. 3, 2006, presidential elections. Learn More

Carter Center Event to Examine "The Urgency of Repairing U.S. Human Rights Policies"

U.S. policies established during the war on terror have undermined the human rights principals upon which the country was founded, adversely affecting the country's reputation globally, the rights of its citizens, and the work of human rights activists. Learn More

Second Carter Center Post-Election Statement on the Oct. 29 Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Based on its observation of vote tabulation following the Oct. 29 presidential elections, The Carter Center election observation mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo is confident the results announced by the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) are consistent with the results obtained in the polling stations. Learn More

President Carter Honors Four Countries During Special Awards Ceremony Highlighting Progress Against Guinea Worm Disease

Transmission of Guinea worm disease has been stopped in Benin, Central African Republic, Mauritania, and Uganda. Guinea worm, a debilitating disease that causes severe pain and economic hardship and once plagued millions of people in Africa and Asia, today sits on the brink of eradication. Learn More

Carter Center to Honor Four African Countries for Stopping Guinea Worm Disease Transmission

The four African countries of Benin, Central African Republic, Mauritania, and Uganda will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. during a special awards ceremony and reception at The Carter Center, recognizing their stopping the transmission of Guinea worm disease for at least a year. Learn More

Statement Concerning Nicaraguan Election Results The Carter Center

As The Carter Center continues its observation of the electoral process in Nicaragua, we note that the Supreme Electoral Council has reported the results for 92 percent of the polling stations. These results indicate that Daniel Ortega has a clear lead of 9 percent over the second place finisher Eduardo Montealegre in the presidential race. Learn More

The Carter Center Election Observation Mission Nicaragua 2006 Post-Election Statement

Once again we wish to thank the Supreme Electoral Council and the government of Nicaragua for their kind invitations to observe the 2006 election process. This is the 4th national election The Carter Center has observed in Nicaragua since 1990, and each experience brings fresh lessons. Learn More

Preliminary Statement on Nicaragua's Elections to be Issued at Press Conference Nov. 7 in Managua

The Carter Center will issue a preliminary statement of findings on Nicaragua's Nov. 5 presidential, vice-presidential, and legislative elections during a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT Nov. 7 at the InterContinental Metrocentro Hotel. Learn More

Statement by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center on the Eve of the Nicaragua Elections

This is the fourth national election that The Carter Center has observed in Nicaragua, beginning in 1990. Your country has always held a special place in my heart. It is a pleasure to be here in the company of my two co-leaders, the former president of Panama Nicolás Ardito Barletta and the former president of Peru Alejandro Toledo. Learn More

Chinese Delegation to Observe Elections in Springfield, Ill.

The Carter Center will host a delegation of election officials from China's Ministry of Civil Affairs for an observation of the U.S. elections on Nov. 7, 2006. Learn More

Preliminary Statement on the Oct. 29 Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On Oct. 29, the majority of Congolese voters participated in an election that in most parts of the country was extremely orderly and peaceful. The administration of these elections was very well executed, bearing testimony to the accumulated experience of the many thousands of election workers over three democratic exercises held in less than a year. Learn More

Background: The Carter Center and the Historic 2006 Democratic Republic of the Congo Elections

News &smp; Publications Background: The Carter Center and the Historic 2006 Democratic Republic of the Congo Elections 27 October 2006 A 45-member Carter Center delegation will observe voting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's presidential run-off and provincial assemblies elections on Sunday, Oct. 29. They are among the estimated 1,500 observers deployed throughout the DRC by international groups including the European Union and the African Union. Learn More

Carter Center Names Leaders for Election Mission to Nicaragua

ATLANTA…The Carter Center announced today that it has named former Peru President Alejandro Toledo and former Panama President Nicolás Ardito Barletta to join former U.S. President Jimmy Carter as co-leaders in observing Nicaragua's national elections on Nov. 5, 2006. The Carter Center delegation will also include 50 international observers deployed throughout the country. Learn More

Carter Center to Observe Presidential Run-off in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

ATLANTA…. Former Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark will lead a 45-member international delegation to observe the Democratic Republic of the Congo's presidential run-off elections Oct. 29. The Carter Center began long-term election observation in April following an invitation from the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI), and the welcome of all major political parties to observe the presidential and legislative elections. Mr. Clark led the Center's delegation for the July 30 elections and he will be joined once again by John Stremlau, associate executive director of the Carter Center's Peace Programs, who returns as co-leader. Learn More

The Carter Center Election Observation Mission in Nicaragua Election Statement

Having accompanied Nicaragua's election process throughout 2006, and monitored it intensively since September, The Carter Center takes this occasion to express its views concerning the progress of the preparations for the November 5th balloting. Learn More

Statement by President Carter on Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

The attempt to coerce Hamas leaders by starving the Palestinian people has failed, and it is time for the international community to alleviate their suffering and resort to diplomacy. Learn More

Carter Center News Release: Ceremony Marks "National Mental Illness Awareness Week"

ATLANTA…In recognition of National Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 9-13) and World Mental Health Day (October 10), a candlelight ceremony will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum's outdoor circle of flags, 453 Freedom Pkwy., Atlanta. The event is open to the public. Learn More

Carter Center Launches Election Observers in Nicaragua

MANAGUA...The Carter Center fielded its first election observers in Nicaragua on Sept. 8, 2006, sending seven observers to begin monitoring the election process. The observers received a two-day training at the Carter Center's Managua office before deploying to Esteli, Leon, Matagalpa, Granada, Juigalpa, Bluefields, and Puerto Cabezas. The Center will also initiate observation of the Department of Managua from its office in the capital this week. Learn More

Carter Center Will Not Observe Zambia Elections

ATLANTA, GA....The Carter Center announced today that it received an invitation from the Zambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to observe the 2006 elections, but has decided not to pursue involvement in the upcoming elections. Learn More

Second Post-Election Statement on the July 30 Presidential and Legislative Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Carter Center did not find evidence of widespread or systematic manipulation. The Center concludes that the presidential results announced August 20 are credible; legislative results, on the whole, are also credible, but cannot be validated in detail because of the shortcomings outlined in this statement. Learn More

Carter Center New Release: Preliminary Statement of the 2006 Guyana Elections

The Carter Center commends the people of Guyana, the political parties, and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for what so far has been the most peaceful and orderly electoral process in recent history. This speaks to the maturing of Guyana's political culture and the deep yearning for peace and progress, which is shared by all Guyanese. That said, the frustration and fear that exists across society must be acknowledged and mitigated through actions of political leaders over the coming days and beyond. Learn More

Carter Center News Release: Correction of President Carter's Comments on The Gambia

The Carter Center regrets The Daily Observer's selective citation of a private letter from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to President Yahya Jammeh, giving readers the false impression that President Carter supports President Jammeh and his policies. Learn More

The Carter Center Announces Election Observation Presence in Guyana

ATLANTA….The Carter Center announced today that it is organizing a small election observation presence for Guyana's upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections on August 28. The purpose is to demonstrate the Center's interest in and support for Guyana's democratization process and to assess the political and electoral environment in Guyana surrounding the elections in follow-up to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's visit to Guyana in August 2004. Learn More

The Ethiopia Campaign

After fighting neglected diseases in Africa for a quarter century, former president Jimmy Carter takes on one of the continent's biggest killers—malaria Learn More

Carter Center News Release: Preliminary Statement of The Carter Center on the DRC Elections

This statement reflects the observations of The Carter Center on the events of the week leading up to and including the elections, and complements our two pre-election statements. For the July 30 vote, The Carter Center deployed a 58-member international delegation to observe the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) presidential and legislative elections, led by the Former Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark and co-leader John Stremlau, Carter Center associate executive director for peace programs. Learn More

International Delegation Observes Historic Democratic Republic of Congo Elections

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo....The Carter Center's 58-member international delegation observed this central African country's historic presidential and legislative elections July 30, led by by Right Honourable Joe Clark, former prime minister of Canada, and Dr. John Stremlau, Carter Center associate executive director for peace programs. Learn More

Democratic Republic of Congo Election Observation: Joe Clark, John Stremlau to Lead International Delegation (English and French)

ATLANTA....Former Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark and Carter Center Associate Executive Director for Peace Programs John Stremlau will lead a 58-member international delegation to observe the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) presidential and legislative elections. The Carter Center was invited by the Independent Electoral Commission and welcomed by all major political parties to observe the July 30 elections. Learn More

Democratic Republic of Congo Election Preparations: Second Carter Center Statement

The presidential and legislative election campaigns are now slowly underway across the country. While there has been an improvement in the quality of the information put out by political parties and candidates, there is still a tendency to politicize and sensationalize relatively straight-forward technical issues and unjustly undermine confidence in the electoral process. Learn More

Carter Center Awards 2006-2007 Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

ATLANTA.....The Carter Center Mental Health Program has named 10 recipients of its tenth annual Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, including eight from the U.S. and two from southern Africa. Each domestic fellow will receive $10,000 to study and report on a particular issue within the mental health field for one year. International fellows will receive a comparable stipend. Learn More

Jimmy Carter Holds Nicaragua Press Conference

Managua, Nicaragua....Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, with experts from The Carter Center, held a press conference here July 6 at 10 a.m. in the InterContinental Metrocentro Hotel. The event concluded several days of meetings with Nicaragua's presidential and vice presidential candidates, election officials, and civil society groups by President Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and top Carter Center staff. Learn More

Statement by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Nicaragua's Pre-Election Climate

Managua....Rosalynn and I have spent three days in Managua learning about the election process, accompanied by the Director of the Americas Program at The Carter Center Dr. Jennifer McCoy, Senior Associate Director Dr. Shelley McConnell, our new Chief of Mission for the Nicaraguan Elections Dr. Jaime Aparicio, and our political analyst David Dye. Learn More

Media Advisory: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Leads Pre-Election Assessment Trip to Nicaragua (English and Spanish)

A press conference following several days of meetings including President Carter, his wife, Rosalynn, top staff of The Carter Center and Nicaragua's presidential and vice presidential candidates, election officials, and civil society groups Learn More

The Carter Center Observes Nicaragua's Voter Registration Verification Process

Managua, Nicaragua....The Carter Center sent a group of 11 experts from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ireland, the UK, and the U.S. to Nicaragua for the purpose of observing citizen verification of the voting rolls during the weekend of June 17 and 18, 2006. The Center´s observers were deployed to the departments of Boaco, Carazo, Chinandega, Chontales, Estelí, Granada, León, Jinotega, Madriz, Managua, Masaya, Matagalpa, and Nueva Segovia as well as to the South Atlantic Autonomous Region. Learn More

Carter Center to Observe Parliamentary Elections in Timor Leste

The Carter Center will increase its international observation presence surrounding Timor-Leste's June 30 parliamentary elections by sending a larger delegation to join long-term observers, who have been deployed throughout the country since early June. A field office in Dili will remain open through July 2007. Learn More

Message to the Nicaraguan Electorate Encouraging Participation in the Verification Process (Spanish and English)

En los próximos días Los ciudadanos nicaragüenses tendrán la oportunidad de participar en un proceso de verificación en el que confirmarán personalmente que sus nombres se incluyen en el padrón electoral de las elecciones de noviembre. Insto a todos los nicaragüenses en edad de votar a participar en este proceso durante los días 17 y 18 de junio. Esta es una importante oportunidad para corregir cualquier error u omisión en el padrón de electores. El derecho de votar es sagrado y debe protegerse, de modo que al verificar sus nombres y lugares de votación los ciudadanos pueden contribuir con la construcción de una democracia fuerte Learn More

Center Receives 2006 Gates Award for Global Health

Washington, D.C….The Carter Center received the 2006 Gates Award for Global Health from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation during the Global Health Council's 33rd Annual International Conference on Global Health recently held here. Learn More

The Media's Influence Mapped in the Dominican Republic (English and Spanish)

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic….New maps will point the Dominican Republic in the direction of improved democratic principles, including better access to information and election campaign finance reform. The Carter Center, the University of Calgary, and the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) introduced the maps of the Dominican Republic on June 5 at Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) in Santo Domingo. Learn More

The Carter Center Focuses on Jamaica's Advances in Access to Information

Kingston, Jamaica…The Carter Center will conduct a series of access to information events, June 6-9. News media are invited to cover any and all portions. Please visit www.cartercenter.org, or click the following links, for detailed agenda information: Learn More

The Carter Center Regrets Observer's Accidental Death in Democratic Republic of Congo

ATLANTA....The Carter Center deeply regrets to report the accidental death of one of its dedicated long-term election observers in the Democratic Republic of Congo on May 29. Guillaume Kakanou, 25, of Benin, was killed when the vehicle in which he was traveling with another Carter Center observer, Noor Tawil, left the road and rolled several times, near the town of Kabinda. The driver required medical attention, but Ms. Tawil was not injured seriously. Learn More

Press Statement: Conclusions on Venezuelan Visit

The Director of The Carter Center Americas Program Jennifer McCoy concluded an institutional visit of three days to Venezuela on May 26, during which she met with the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), the Vice-president of the Republic, the Archbishop of Caracas, the ministers of Foreign Relations, Communication and Information, and Science and Technology, opposition candidates, and representatives of international organizations such as UNDP and the European Union. She also met with the directors of diverse organizations such as: Grupo Cesap, Ojo Electoral, Súmate, INVESP, Convidemos, IPYS, Aquí Cabemos Todos and Fortalecer la Paz, among others. Learn More

Human Rights Leaders Call For Authentic Democracy, Support For Defenders

ATLANTA….Human rights, and the people trying to protect them, are being threatened in more countries around the world than at any other time in recent history, according to the Carter Center's third annual Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum. Despite recent numerous elections that have raised the hopes of millions of people for freedom and justice, democracies - both fledgling and established - are falling short in their support of fundamental human rights. Learn More

Defenders Gather to Examine Global Human Rights in Age of Democratization

The May 23-24 Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum, sponsored by The Carter Center and Human Rights First, seeks to amplify the voices of those on the front lines of the struggle for human rights and democracy, and initiate action on pressing human rights issues to the international community. Learn More

May is National Mental Health Month: Center Joins Observance of 'Mind Your Health'

The Carter Center joins with the National Mental Health Association and other mental health partners in observing Mental Health Month during May 2006. This year, which marks more than five decades of celebration, the observance focuses on the mind-body connection through the promotion of mental wellness and overall health for all Americans, regardless of age or background. Learn More

Documentary Explores Peru's War on Terror: RSVP Required

On Monday, May 22, The Carter Center will hold a free screening of "State of Fear: The Truth About Terrorism." The film begins in 1980, and follows 20 years of terror and conflict during Peru's Truth Commission and the government's proclaimed "war on terror." Learn More

Gaps in Georgia's Mental Health Services is Focus of Rosalynn Carter Forum

ATLANTA….A study released last year reveals that overall in 2004, Georgia's public mental health services supplied through the Division of Mental Health reached less than a third of people estimated to have a serious mental illness or a serious emotional disturbance. This gap and two others will be tackled by state leaders and mental health advocates and consumers participating in the 11th annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum at The Carter Center on Friday, May 19. Learn More

Third Report on the Nicaraguan Pre-Election Process (Spanish and English)

Atlanta....El Centro Carter tiene El honor El día de hoy de anunciar que El ex-presidente de los Estados Unidos, Jimmy Carter visitará Nicaragua durante Los días 3 a 5 de julio de 2006, para informarse de la marcha del proceso electoral de este país. Durante su estadía, El ex-presidente Carter se reunirá con las autoridades electorales y gubernamentales de Nicaragua para discutir posibles modalidades de una misión del Centro Carter para observar las elecciones nacionales programadas para noviembre. Asimismo se reunirá con todo el espectro de participantes en la contienda electoral, igual que con organismos de la sociedad civil y observadores nacionales e internacionales. Learn More

The Carter Center Deploys Election Observers in Democratic Republic of Congo (English and French)

ATLANTA…Cette semaine, la Fondation Carter a initié une mission d'observation internationale en Republique Démocratique du Congo (RDC), avec le déploiement de 7 observateurs de long terme dans 4 provinces de la RDC. Notre bureau local, ouvert à la fin du mois de mars, supervisera la mission d'observation des élections législatives et présidentielles prévues pour le 30 juillet. Si nécessaire, la mission d'observation sera prolongée jusqu'au second tour des élections présidentielles. En cas de succès, ces élections seront les premières élections démocratiques en RDC depuis 40 ans. Learn More

Friends of Inter-American Democratic Charter Bolster Mandate

ATLANTA....Select former government officials with expert perspectives on democracy and stability in the Western Hemisphere gathered at The Carter Center April 25-26 to bolster their mandate as Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. The group was formed by the Center to strengthen the ability of countries to prevent crisis in the hemisphere, where fifteen presidencies have been interrupted with impeachment, coups, or forced resignations from mass protests since 1990, democracies remain weak, and civil unrest is growing. Learn More

Final Conversations Event Examines Global Rich-Poor Divide

ATLANTA...."Global Equity-Global Security," the final event of the 2005-2006 Conversations at The Carter Center, will be held April 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Center's Ivan Allen Pavilion and will examine the widening gap between rich and poor. The event will be webcast live on www.cartercenter.org. Learn More

Permanent Electoral Council in Venezuela: Press Statement on the Selection Process

The Carter Center has supported in its various reports, declarations, and recommendations the need to continue strengthening the electoral branch in Venezuela by means of a permanent National Electoral Council (CNE) whose transparency, professionalism, and impartiality permits an increased level of confidence in the vote among citizens. Learn More

The Media's Influence Mapped in Guatemala, Debuts April 6

Guatemala City, Guatemala….New maps will point Guatemala in the direction of improved democratic principles, including better access to information and election campaign finance reform. The Carter Center, the University of Calgary, and the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) will introduce the Guatemala maps on April 6. Twelve countries in the Western Hemisphere will have such maps, completed by July of 2007, using state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and made available as a public resource via the Internet. The cutting-edge technology will foster fairness, increase transparency, and galvanize stability throughout the Americas by illustrating where media are located, how far they broadcast, who owns them, and what the demographic profile is of the electoral constituencies they reach. Learn More

Center Accepting Applications for Tenth Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

ATLANTA.... Applications are now being accepted for six one-year journalism fellowships with the Mental Health Program of The Carter Center. Designed to enhance public understanding of mental health issues and combat stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses, the fellowships begin in September 2006. Read about the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Learn More

Jimmy Carter: New U.N. Human Rights Council Raises Hope Worldwide

The Carter Center applauds the United Nations General Assembly (GA) for adopting the resolution creating a new Human Rights Council. Nearly a year after Secretary-General Kofi Annan issued his call for reform of the Commission on Human Rights, GA President Jan Elliason has produced a solid foundation upon which to build the U.N.'s new principal human rights body. Learn More

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter on a Georgia Death Penalty Moratorium

I endorse the call for a moratorium on executions in Georgia and wholeheartedly support the American Bar Association's Georgia Death Penalty Assessment Team Report. I have openly opposed the death penalty for a long time. There are serious questions about the fairness of its application in our state. Learn More

New U.N. Human Rights Council: President Carter, With Other Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Urge Quick Adoption

I urge all nations to move quickly to adopt the proposed resolution offered yesterday by U.N. General Assembly President Jan Eliasson on the creation of a new Human Rights Council. President Eliasson has succeeded in producing a delicate compromise that contains many good aspects, including a body that will be elevated in status within the U.N. and will be much more effective. Learn More

Communiqué on Nicaragua's Pre-Election Climate (Spanish and English)

In response to an invitation extended by the seven members of the Supreme Electoral Council, The Carter Center announced today that it is sending a small contingent of observers to the regional elections on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, scheduled for March 5, 2006. The elections for Atlantic Coast regional councils are critically important for strengthening the process of regional autonomy and therefore of democracy, and are of importance to all Nicaraguans. Learn More

Carter Center Names Dr. John Stremlau to Head Peace Programs

Dr. John Stremlau has been named associate executive director for peace programs at The Carter Center. He will oversee the Center's work to foster democracy and human rights through programs advancing conflict resolution, democracy, and development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Learn More

Evening Dialogue: Rosalynn Carter and Joshua Shenk on Mental Health Misconceptions, Lincoln's Melancholy

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will join Joshua Shenk, author of "Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness," for a special conversation on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carter Center's Ivan Allen III Pavilion. The conversation will be webcast live on www.cartercenter.org, and both the lecture and book-signing are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn More

Media Mapping Project Launches in Peru Feb. 9, Utilizes GIS Technology for Democracy-Building in Americas (English and Spanish)

Breakthrough interactive and Web-based maps detailing media coverage during national elections will be unveiled Thursday Feb. 9, 2006, by The Carter Center, the University of Calgary, and the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL). Learn More

Carter Center Report on Pre-Election Delegation Visit to Nicaragua, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2006 (Spanish and English)

En enero de 2006, El Centro Carter recibió del Presidente del Consejo Supremo Electoral, el Dr. Roberto Rivas, una invitación para observar las elecciones regionales y nacionales a realizarse en Nicaragua en los meses de marzo y noviembre del 2006. Learn More

Watch Tonight: President Carter on Larry King Live

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to appear on CNN's "Larry King Live" Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, from 9 to 10 p.m. EST (8 to 9 p.m. CST, 6 to 8 p.m. PST). Learn More

Center Realizes $15 Million Challenge Grant for River Blindness

Halting river blindness in the Americas by 2007 has accelerated with the completion of a $15 million challenge grant to The Carter Center. Learn More

Prelminary Statement of the NDI/Carter Center International Observer Delegation to the Palestinian Legislative Council Elections

This preliminary statement on the January 25, 2006 Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) elections is offered by the international observer delegation organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in partnership with The Carter Center. Learn More

Palestinian Elections Important Step Toward Greater Democracy Say NDI/Carter Center Observers

Election observers with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and The Carter Center today said that under the difficult circumstance of the ongoing conflict and occupation, yesterday's elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council "can be an important step on the road to greater democracy for the Palestinian people." Learn More

Carter Center/NDI Delegation Observes Palestinian Legislative Council Elections

A joint Carter Center/National Democratic Institute delegation of 80 multinational election observers monitored polling stations today in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza for today's historic Palestinian Legislative Council elections - the first in a decade. The polls close at 7 p.m. (12 p.m. EST). Learn More

NDI/Carter Center Observers Arrive, Jimmy Carter Delivers Middle East Peace Remarks Ahead of Palestinian Legislative Council Elections

Election observers from 22 countries have arrived to observe election preparations and voting as part of a multinational delegation organized by the National Democratic Institute in partnership with The Carter Center. The observers will attend orientation briefings over the next two days and will be deployed on election day, Wednesday Jan. 25, to locations in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. Learn More

Live Conversations Webcast Jan. 19 on Silent Tsunami of Preventable Diseases

On any given day, more people in developing countries die from preventable diseases than all those killed in the Asian tsunami of late 2004. "The Silent Tsunami of Preventable Diseases," the third installment in this season's Conversations at The Carter Center, will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and webcast live on www.cartercenter.org. Learn More

Onboard Donation Program: North American Airlines Announces Guinea Worm Eradication Partnership

North American Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Air Holdings, Inc., has launched an onboard program to raise funds in support of The Carter Center and its mission to eradicate Guinea worm disease. Learn More

Jimmy Carter to Lead Multinational Delegation to Observe Jan. 25 Legislative Council Elections in Palestinian Territories

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and The Carter Center today announced their multinational delegation to observe the January 25 Palestinian Legislative Council elections. Learn More

Mapping the Media in the Americas: New Interactive and Hemispheric Democracy-Building Project Premieres in Canada

Breakthrough interactive and Web-based maps detailing media coverage during national elections will be unveiled Tuesday, Jan. 17 by The Carter Center, the University of Calgary, and the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL). Learn More

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