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Carter Center

The Carter Center is a human rights organization, founded and chaired by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. It is based out of Atlanta, Georgia and is an offshoot of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

According to the Carter Center's website, the organization has five guiding principles:

  1. The Center emphasizes action and results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues.
  2. The Center does not duplicate the effective efforts of others.
  3. The Center addresses difficult problems and recognizes the possibilities of failure as an acceptable risk.
  4. The Center is nonpartisan and acts as a neutral in dispute resolution activities.
  5. The Center believes that people can improve their lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.

The Carter center frequently participates in supervision of foreign elections, helps provide international and domestic crisis mediations, and offers financial and infrastructure-building assistance to developing nations.

Former President Carter's work in the Carter Center won him the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.

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