We are a global partnership committed to ending the use and recruitment of child soldiers worldwide
In 2007, the international community moved boldly forward towards envisioning a world without child soldiers and children affected by armed conflict. Today, the Paris Principles and Commitments represent one of the strongest international agreements on the issue of children associated with armed conflict, with over 100 member states agreeing to implement its guidelines and measures. Read about how the Dallaire Initiative is participating in this process here.
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to pass resolution 2143 on March 7, 2014 and resolution 2151 on April 28, 2014. These UN Security Council resolutions represent the latest advocacy victories for the Dallaire Initiative and its key advocacy partners to the UN. Read more here.
The Dallaire Initiative launched its second edition of Child Soldiers: A Handbook for Security Sector Actors on February 12th 2014, the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers. This handbook, available in French and English, provides knowledge and tools for security sector actors to better prepare for interactions with child soldiers in conflict situations. Click here for details.