Jimmy Carter and then-North Korea President Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang in 1994 for talks resulting in an eight-year freeze of the country’s nuclear weapons program, June 16, 1994.
Beginning in 1984, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter volunteered one week a year to build homes for Habitat for Humanity. Jimmy Carter is pictured here working in the Watts/Willowbrook community of Los Angeles in 1995.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter co-led with former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and former Costa Rica President Oscar Arias Sanchez the Carter Center’s observation of the October 20, 1996, presidential elections in Managua.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrives in Havana, Cuba, on May 12, 2002, during a historic visit to urge the United States and Cuban governments to mend relations. Also pictured are Cuba President Fidel Castro and Rosalynn Carter.
In 2002, Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
Jimmy Carter witnesses ballot counting by lamplight at a polling station in Liberia during the Carter Center’s observation of presidential elections on October 11, 2005.
Afeta, Jimma, SW Ethiopia, February 13, 2007: President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn visit health projects supported by the Carter Center in this remote rural area of Ethiopia. Here the President and Mrs. Carter help measure people's heights to determine how many profilactic onchocerciasis (River Blindness) Mectizanª pills should be given them. President Carter holds up two or three fingers to indicate how many pills.
Jimmy Carter taught Sunday school regularly at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains after he left the White House.
President Carter tries to comfort 6 year old Ruhama Issah at Savelugu Hospital as a Carter Center Volunteer, Adams Bawa, dresses her extremely painful guinea worm wound.
February 8, 2007. Tingoli Village, Northern Province, Ghana. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn are honored by the Dagumba people of Tingoli with a gift of traditional attire, which they wear with joy.
February 15, 2007. Nasarawa, Nigeria. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn with young boys, all victims of schistosomiasis disease.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, former Tanzania Prime Minister Joseph Warioba, and Dr. John Hardman, Carter Center president and CEO, led the Carter Center's international observation delegation for the January 2011 referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan. The Center deployed more than 100 observers across Sudan and the overseas voting locations to assess the referendum process and observe polling, counting, and tabulation. The Center has maintained an election mission in Sudan since 2008, and organized a long-term observation mission for Sudan's April 2010 general elections. Additionally, the Carter Center is supporting non-partisan domestic observation in Sudan, including the training and deployment of 4,600 observers for the April general elections and an estimated 3,000 observers for the upcoming Southern Sudan referendum.
The Carter Center election witnessing mission was accredited in Egypt by the Presidential Election Commission on May 3, 2012. Accreditation badges, necessary for witnesses to observe the process, were only provided on May 16, less than seven days before the election. The Carter Center mission was led by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and included 102 witnesses from 35 countries who visited 909 polling stations in 25 governorates to follow voting, counting, and tabulation. Egypt's first presidential election in the post-Mubarak era marks the first time in Egypt's history that the head of state will be directly elected by the people in a competitive election. Due to restrictions imposed on election witnesses by Egypt's electoral authorities that prevented assessment of critical pre-election phases including voter registration and campaigning, The Carter Center was only able to conduct a limited mission focusing on voting, counting, and vote tabulation. The Center's limited mission found that the polling process was peaceful and orderly and marked by a sense of hope in Egypt's struggle for democracy. The Center noted an important new measure to promote transparency - counting at the polling station in the presence of candidate agents and witnesses. At the same time, the Center also found that election authorities prohibited access to the final aggregation of national results, undermining the overall transparency of the process.
The Carter Center has maintained a team of observers in Nepal since 2007, and established the current election observation mission in September 2013. The Center's mission was led by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai. Twelve long-term observers from eight countries were deployed throughout the country since September to assess election preparations. On election day, 66 Carter Center observers from 31 countries visited 336 polling centers in 31 districts to observe voting and 31 counting centers.