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RMC Expedition

The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative would like to congratulate the RMC Expedition Club’s Kenya 2014 and Guatemala 2014 expedition teams on completing their goals of summiting Mount Kenya and Pacaya Volcano. The Dallaire Initiative commends the RMC Expedition Club’s effort and valuable contribution towards the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldier Scholarship at Dalhousie University. To learn more about the Club’s expeditions visit their page here.

Peacekeeping - MONUC

UN Security Council Resolution 2143

With a former child soldier, diplomats, ambassadors and practitioners looking on, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to pass resolution 2143 on March 7, 2014.  This historic Security Council resolution is the first to recommend preventative training for UN peacekeeping personnel regarding children and armed conflict. Read more here.

 UNHQ-NY (Integrated Operational Team, DPKO) Military Assessment

Child Soldiers: A Handbook for Security Sector Actors 

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.

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