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Message From the Executive Director
By any measure, 1994 has been an extraordinary year for The Carter Center.

News Briefs (Fall 1994)
President Carter Receives Second Annual Fulbright Prize. Carter Center Appoints Diplomat-in-Residence. Carter Center Opens Office in Guyana. Commission Issues Recommendations for Broadcast Independence. Children Make Peace a Creative Experience. Carter Center Not Involved in Antiguan Elections.

President Carter Helps Restart Peace Efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter traveled to the former Yugoslavia in December to support efforts to end civil war there. The Carters, who went as private citizens and representatives of The Carter Center, were successful in brokering a four-month cease-fire agreement and a pledge from all sides to resume peace talks.

President Carter Leads Delegation to Negotiate Peace With Haiti
The situation in Haiti exemplified how nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) like the Center can work with a government to prevent violent conflict and to promote peace and human rights.

Carter Trip Paves the Way for U.S.-North Korean Pact
Building on the resumption of talks brokered in June by former President Jimmy Carter, the United States and North Korea signed an agreement this fall that was a major step toward ending 40 years of hostility and easing international fears about a possible nuclear buildup in the North.

International Council Will Focus on Prevention of Human Rights Violations
Members of the new International Human Rights Council met for the first time in December at The Carter Center to begin developing strategies to advance and protect human rights worldwide.

Council Helps Make History by Observing Mexican Elections
A 15-member team representing the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government was among the first group of international visitors ever to witness a national election in Mexico. The Council, an informal group of 24 leaders from the Western Hemisphere, is chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and based at The Carter Center. >

USAID Joins Carter Center For Final Assault on Guinea Worm
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a $3.5 million grant to The Carter Center for its global effort to end Guinea worm disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set a target date of December 1995 to make Guinea worm the second disease to be eradicated after smallpox.

Mental Health Symposium Promotes Partnerships to Protect Children at Risk
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is urging education, health care, social service, government, and mental health leaders to work with each other more closely than ever to safeguard the well-being of children. Her call to action came during the Tenth Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy.

Carter Center and Merck Step up Efforts to Fight River Blindness in Africa
A new World Bank grant program could help 24 million people protect their eyesight by doubling the number being treated for river blindness (onchocerciasis). Established in part as a result of support from former President Jimmy Carter, the program aims to attract $120 million in financing from donors over 12 years to control the disease in 16 African countries.

Global 2000 Joins World Bank To Support African Agriculture
Norman Borlaug is no stranger to sub-Saharan Africa. As president of the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and senior consultant to The Carter Center's Global 2000 Agriculture Program, Dr. Borlaug has spent countless hours teaching farmers how to improve their crop yields.

President Carter Publishes a Book of Poetry
Always a Reckoning (Times Books, 1995) features 44 poems from President Carter's childhood, family, and political life. With this book, he follows in the footsteps of former Presidents John Quincy Adams and Abraham Lincoln, who also published books of poetry.

Mrs. Carter Publishes a Book on Caregiving
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter worries about not spending enough time with her mother. Now 88, Allie Murray Smith lives alone in Plains, Ga., but likes for her daughter to be close-by.

Conversations Lecture Series Continues
The Conversations at The Carter Center lecture series continues its 1994-95 run on January 10.

Museum Offers Intimate Look at Workers at the White House
The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library presents an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the people's house in the traveling exhibition, Workers at the White House, Jan. 30 - March 26, 1995.

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