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Carter Center Assesses Status of Guyana’s Electoral Preparations Positively, Recommends Wide Distribution of Tabulation Procedures

The Carter Center first became involved in Guyana in the early 1990s at the invitation of President Desmond Hoyte and since then has been dedicated to the advancement of democracy in the country. These elections will be the fifth that The Carter Center has observed in Guyana since 1992, reflecting an ongoing commitment to the consolidation of democracy and a desire for Guyanese to live together in peace, security, and prosperity. Learn More

Carter Center Board of Trustees Appoints Paige Alexander as Carter Center CEO, Effective June 2020

The Carter Center Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Paige Alexander has been appointed CEO of The Carter Center, effective June 16, 2020. She succeeds Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, who is retiring. The CEO is charged with leading the Center into its next era of building peace, health, and hope for the world’s poorest people. Learn More

Carter Center Appoints Reddy as Board of Councilors Chair

Shyam K. Reddy, chief administrative officer and senior vice president of corporate development at BlueLinx Corporation, has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2020. 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

Aminata Touré and Jason Carter to Co-Lead Carter Center Delegation to Guyana’s Election

Aminata Touré, former prime minister of Senegal, and Jason J. Carter, chairperson of The Carter Center Board of Trustees, will co-lead the Carter Center’s international election observation mission in Guyana. Learn More

Applications Open for 2020-21 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center is pleased to announce that applications for journalists who are U.S. citizens and residents are now being accepted for the 2020-21 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Learn More

Middle Georgia Forum to Address Unmet Mental Health Needs for Georgia’s Children to be Held Feb. 6 in Dublin, Georgia

The third of six regional School-Based Behavioral Health Forums across Georgia will convene at Dublin High School on Feb. 6. These forums – co-hosted by The Carter Center, Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, and Voices for Georgia’s Children – assess the status of school-based behavioral health efforts in Georgia, identify and discuss strategies to eliminate barriers to success, and encourage the adoption of state and national best practices. Learn More

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Passing of Anne Cox Chambers

Rosalynn joins me in sharing our condolences to the extended family and friends of Anne Cox Chambers. Ambassador Chambers was an important part of our lives for over six decades. Her life serves as a path for fairness and equality for everyone and especially for women and girls. Atlanta, our State of Georgia, and the world has lost a wonderful woman, business leader, and philanthropist. Rosalynn and I are grateful to have been among those whose lives were so richly touched by her. Learn More

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Denounces Middle East Proposal

President Trump’s plan for unilateral annexation to Israel of a large piece of the occupied Palestinian territories offers the Palestinians fragmented statehood, without control of their borders, in four years and subject to certain conditions, and leaves the status of large parts of the West Bank to be determined in the future. Learn More

53 Cases of Guinea Worm Reported in 2019

A provisional total of 53 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2019, The Carter Center announced Wednesday. Intensified surveillance and reporting incentives in endemic areas in recent years have produced expected fluctuations in the small number of Guinea worm cases. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the program in 1986, about 3.5 million human cases occurred annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Learn More

Independent Observer in Mali Urges Vigorous Action on Implementation of the Peace Agreement

The Carter Center, which serves as the Independent Observer of Mali’s 2015 peace agreement implementation, released its 2019 end-of-year report, which criticizes the overall stagnation of the process and urges vigorous measures to consolidate peace in Mali. Learn More

Carter Center Launches Mission to Observe Guyana’s 2020 Election

Following an invitation from the government of Guyana, The Carter Center has launched an election observation mission to observe the March 2 general election in Guyana. Learn More

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Death of the Sultan of Oman

Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman. His voice for peace and tolerance in the Middle East will be missed. He was a wise counsel and ally to me in the White House. After the White House, I was grateful for his support in our efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease from the world. We extend our condolences to members of the royal family. Learn More

Carter Center Commends Tunisia on Successful Completion of 2019 Electoral Process

In a statement released today, The Carter Center commended the Tunisian authorities and its people on the successful completion of the 2019 electoral process and urged Tunisian political leaders to move quickly to form a government before the one-month extension provided by the president expires Jan. 15, 2020. Learn More

Watch Webcast: Atlanta’s Role in Mental Health

Learn what The Carter Center and The Center for Victims of Torture are doing to address the mental health crisis. Learn More

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