A Soldier's Take on Peace

Roméo Dallaire

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Event: Ottawa Peace Talks 2016
Location: Delegation of Ismaili Imamat
Date: 19/04/2016

Drawing from his experience as a peacekeeper in Rwanda and other contexts, General Dallaire share his reflections on the role of children in today’s wars and the role of millennials to change the world.

Tags: Arms,  Child Soldiers,  Conflict,  Peacekeeping,  Rwanda

Roméo Dallaire

Lieutenant-General (Ret'd) and Founder of the Roméo Dallaire Initiative

Roméo is a retired lieutenant-general, former Canadian Senator and humanitarian. In 1993, LGeneral Dallaire was appointed Force Commander for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR), where he witnessed the country descend into chaos and genocide, leading to the deaths of more than 800,000 Rwandans. He has become an advocate for human rights, genocide prevention, mental health and war-affected children. He founded The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, which is committed to ending the use of child soldiers worldwide, and is the author of two best-selling books.