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:
- The Center emphasizes action and results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues.
- The Center does not duplicate the effective efforts of others.
- The Center addresses difficult problems and recognizes the possibilities of failure as an acceptable risk.
- The Center is nonpartisan and acts as a neutral in dispute resolution activities.
- 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.