President Jimmy Carter on Peace
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. As President of the United States, Mr. Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties and the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). Jimmy Carter sought to put a stronger emphasis on human rights; and he negotiated a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1979.
After leaving office, Mr. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, founded The Carter Center, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization that works to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering. He has traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, observe elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations.