Former US President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 99th birthday on Sunday.
The 39th president began receiving hospice care at his home in Georgia in February, according to a statement from The Carter Center.
The peanut farmer from Plains, Georgia, and US Navy lieutenant served a single term from 1977 to 1981.
Championing human rights at the center of US foreign policy, Carter forged a still-standing peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. He also established the Department of Energy in 1977.
Shortly after, Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, established The Carter Center, which has monitored international elections and promoted public health across the world.
In March 2019, he became the oldest former president to live, surpassing the record previously held by George H.W. Bush, who passed away in November 2018.