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Press Release Archive: 2019

Carter Center Issues Statement on Guyana Political Situation

A Carter Center delegation led by Jason J. Carter, chairman of the Carter Center’s Board of Trustees, has been in Guyana this week meeting with key stakeholders to learn about the current challenges facing Guyana and to assess whether the Center could assist Guyanese going forward. Learn More

Mali Independent Observer Releases Third Report on Implementation of the Peace Agreement

The Carter Center, which is serving as Independent Observer of the implementation of the 2015 Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, today released its third report on the state of implementation in 2018. Learn More

Applications Open for 2019-20 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

Applications from U.S. citizens and residents are now being accepted for eight one-year journalism fellowships with the Carter Center's Mental Health Program. These fellowships aim to enhance public understanding of mental health and substance use conditions and reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with these illnesses through balanced and accurate reporting. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 10, 2019, and the fellowship recipients will be announced Wednesday, July 17, 2019, on the Center's website. Learn More

Carter Center: Venezuelan Democracy at Critical Juncture

Venezuela is undergoing an historic moment as it attempts to reconcile deep political divisions that have undermined its democracy. The National Assembly that was freely elected in 2015, and subsequently disbanded by President Nicolas Maduro, has declared Juan Guaidó president of Venezuela through an interpretation of the presidential succession clause in the constitution approved in 1999 under President Hugo Chavez. Learn More

Carter Center Urges Venezuelans to Restore Legitimate Democratic Governance

The Carter Center expresses deep concern about the unfolding crisis in Venezuela and calls on all Venezuelans to work urgently toward a peaceful political solution with a clear road map to restore legitimate democratic governance. Learn More

Guinea Worm Wanes to 28 Cases Globally; Ethiopia, Mali Report Zero Human Cases

Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million human cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Learn More

Carter Center Asks DRC’s Political Leaders to Call on Supporters to Remain Peaceful, Pursue Challenges to Results through Courts

Because of discrepancies between the official preliminary election results in the DRC and the results reported by some domestic observers and parties, The Carter Center expresses concern about the potential for insecurity and conflict and asks all political leaders to call on their supporters to refrain from violence and to pursue any challenges to the election results through legal channels. Learn More

Carter Center Hosts Symposium Marking 40 Years of U.S.-China Diplomatic Ties

Forty years after U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended three decades of estrangement between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, The Carter Center will convene a three-day symposium on Sino-American relations. Learn More

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Passing of Harold Brown

Harold Brown was one of the best-qualified and most effective defense secretaries who ever served our nation. He knew firsthand the price of war and why it was important to develop the conditions for peace. Learn More

Carter Center Calls for Patience and Urges Transparency in DRC Tabulation Process

As the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo await the preliminary results of the Dec. 30 election, The Carter Center calls on all stakeholders to remain patient while the tabulation of final results is completed and urges election officials to ensure that the process proceeds transparently. Learn More

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