Chris & Jimmy Carter
Former President Carter
and Chris Musser
Nobel Peace Prize winner 2002 Jimmy Carter
Chris Musser serves former President Jimmy Carter her homemade Potato, Leek, and Asparagus soup during his book promotional visit to Borders Books in Rockville, Maryland in February 1994. Mr. Carter enjoyed an Apple and Gorgonzola salad as well as seconds of the soup while he and Chris talked about cooking.
The Associated Press
Friday, October 11, 2002; 5:24 AM
OSLO, Norway –– Text of Friday's announcement by the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarding the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
"The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2002 to Jimmy Carter, 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.
During his presidency (1977-1981), Carter's mediation was a vital contribution to the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt, in itself a great enough achievement to qualify for the Nobel Peace Prize. At a time when the Cold War between East and West was still predominant, he placed renewed emphasis on the place of human rights in international politics.
Through his Carter Center, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2002, Carter has since his presidency undertaken very extensive and persevering conflict resolution on several continents. He has shown outstanding commitment to human rights, and has served as an observer at countless elections all over the world. He has worked hard on many fronts to fight tropical diseases and to bring about growth and progress in developing countries. Carter has thus been active in several of the problem areas that have figured prominently in the over one hundred years of Peace Prize history.
In a situation currently marked by threats of the use of power, Carter has stood by the principles that conflicts must as far as possible be resolved through mediation and international co-operation based on international law, respect for human rights, and economic development."
© 2002 The Associated Press