At Attention With Roméo Dallaire
Featuring Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire
Canadian Senator, Humanitarian, Author, Retired General
February 18, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Roméo Dallaire is a retired lieutenant-general, Senator, and celebrated humanitarian. In 1993, LGen 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. Since his retirement, he has become an outspoken advocate for human rights, genocide prevention, mental health and war-affected children.
For his website visit http://www.romeodallaire.com.
Roméo says this:
Now is the time to take up the cause of the advancement of human rights for all and the moment is yours to grasp.
Roméo founded The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, an organization committed to ending the use of child soldiers worldwide. He says, “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.”
Roméo has received numerous honours and awards, including Officer of the Order of Canada, Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec, Commander of the Order of Military Merit and the Meritorious Service Cross and the US Legion of Military Merit.