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What Are You Thankful For?

At The Carter Center, we are thankful for all that has been accomplished over the last year: historic elections in Sudan and Tunisia; the end of Guinea worm disease in Ghana; the first graduating class of mental health workers in Liberia; and so much more.

None of this would have been possible without you–our friends and supporters. Your ongoing generosity …

Carter Center Staff Participate in France-Atlanta 2011 Event

The Carter Center is partnering with the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of “France-Atlanta 2011,” a series of 15 events being held Oct. 26-Nov. 12, designed to strengthen ties in the fields of science, economics, culture, and humanitarian work.

Nicole Kruse talks to students at Summerour Middle School in Norcross, Ga., …

Britain to Help Carter Center Secure Funding For Worldwide Eradication of Worm Disease

In London today, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter addressed an audience of international journalists and partners to announce that the Carter Center-led global campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease has entered its final stage to end this gruesome waterborne parasitic infection.

“The poorest, most isolated, most neglected, quite often, the most hopeless people, on earth…now have new hope that their …

New Carter Center Planned Giving Website Offers Interactive Tools, Helpful Information

Planned gifts are an excellent way to ensure that The Carter Center continues to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope far into the future, while also offering financial benefits to donors.  The new Carter Center planned giving website offers a wealth of information and interactive tools to help potential donors find a plan that fits their goals: 

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Sudan Referendum Begins Jan. 9; Observers Prepare to Deploy

Deborah Hakes is assistant director of public information for The Carter Center.

More than 100 Carter Center observers will be deployed across Sudan and in eight out-of-country voting locations to witness voting in the referendum for the self-determination of Southern Sudan, as part of one of the Center’s largest observation missions. Most observers are currently being briefed in Juba, Sudan, …

Jimmy Carter’s Dream of Eradication: CNN Impact Your World

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter discusses the Carter Center’s efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease. Learn more about the Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program >

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Voters Show Enthusiasm, Patience in Cote d’Ivoire Elections

Deborah Hakes is assistant director of public information for The Carter Center.

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Watch election day video with Carter Center intern Aaron Collett.

Outside a polling station in north Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, hundreds of people waited behind closed gates for voting to begin. Women and the elderly sat on chairs they had brought or on …

Aijalon Gomes Returns Home to Boston with Jimmy Carter: Watch Exclusive Video

On August 27, American teacher Aijalon Gomes was reunited with his family in Boston after being imprisoned seven months in North Korea. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had embarked on a humanitarian mission to obtain Gomes’ release after he was arrested last January and subsequently sentenced to eight years of hard labor and fined about $600,000. After two days of …

Homecoming: American Joyful, Relieved to Be Back Home After Long Ordeal

All photos: The Carter Center/D. Hakes

After seven months imprisoned in North Korea, American teacher Aijalon Gomes was reunited with his family this afternoon at Boston Logan Airport. The Carter Center delegation’s plane landed at 2 p.m. today. President Carter embarked last Tuesday on a humanitarian mission to obtain Gomes’ release after he was arrested last January and subsequently sentenced …

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Tours Atlanta Airport Exhibit

During a stopover at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, President and Mrs. Carter viewed, for the first time, the exhibit “Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son.” The Carters met with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and airport officials and enlightened a growing crowd with personal memories and behind the scenes insights.