Real Lives, Real Change

The Sound of Peace

After sitting silently in the Carter Center’s lobby for decades, our peace bell now hangs in a beautiful new bell tower where it can ring out to remind us all of the importance of peace. Learn more about the 202-year-old bell’s history and fascinating journey from Japan to The Carter Center.

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A nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care.

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    Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander highlights the year's accomplishments and shares her excitement for what's to come.

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    Our experts discuss the importance of establishing sustainable, locally-owned health care infrastructures that function long after we are gone. 

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    From the Blog

    The dire humanitarian situation in Syria has worsened due to infrastructure loss, continued military action, and a major cholera outbreak.

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    From the Blog

    Global Guinea worm summit sparks important discussions, renews energy, and delivers tangible actions to accelerate eradication efforts.