“The ultimate focus of the rest of my life is to eradicate the use of child soldiers and to eliminate even the thought of the use of children as an instrument of war.”

- Founder, LGen. (ret’d) Roméo Dallaire


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INTD: 4001/5002: Children and War

Children and War explores the many dynamics of conflict that affect children globally. The course investigates the intersection between the effects of war on children and their involvement within it—often as child soldiers. Learn more about the course here.




Peacekeeping - MONUC

UN Security Council Resolutions 2143 and 2151

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.

 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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