President Jimmy Carter is in Sweden.

President Jimmy Carter is in Sweden to meet with Swedish government officials to thank Sweden for its cooperation with the Carter Center on projects spanning the globe and to discuss further opportunities for cooperation.

Jimmy Carter served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. The Persian Gulf region continued to be regarded as an area of vital importance to the United States during the Cold War. Three Cold War United States presidential doctrines—the Truman, Eisenhower, and Nixon doctrines—played roles in the Carter Doctrine’s formulation.

President Jimmy Carter’s now travels around the world, he has noted many abuses against women and girls. In A Call to Action, his latest book, he defends the rights of women around the world and in particular challenges the use of religion to deny them equality.

In foreign affairs, Carter strongly emphasized human rights throughout his career. Early in his presidency, Carter explained that U.S. support for human rights involved promoting “human freedom” worldwide and protecting “the individual from the arbitrary power of the state.”

These principles grew out of the United Nation’s 1948  “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” which established the foundation of the modern human rights movement.

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