A video and statement from the the Dallaire Initiative. June 16, 2020.
At the Vancouver Principles International Review Workshop, we worked with the government of Canada and over 75 experts from across the world to refine the guidance that will help transform political commitments into concrete action to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers.
To learn more about the workshop, please click on this video.
New Dallaire Centre of Excellence for Peace and Security established
On June 25, 2019, at the Canadian Forces College (CFC) in Toronto, the Department of National Defence (DND) announced the establishment of the Dallaire Centre of Excellence for Peace and Security, with the core mandate to develop concepts, support relevant research, sponsor doctrinal changes, and capture lessons learned and best practices in support of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) training, and education, and related personnel readiness enablers in relevant peace and security topic areas.
The centre of excellence (COE)’s initial focus area will be on how the CAF can implement the Vancouver Principles on Peacekeeping, and the Prevention of the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers.
Children Should Not Fight Wars
Yet, tens of thousands of children are forced, coerced or born into conflict every day where they end up fighting in conflicts created by adults. Join our movement to protect children and make the recruitment and use of child soldiers ‘unthinkable’. Together, we can make definitive, positive strides in ending this human rights abuse around the globe.