Roméo Dallaire and Shelly Whitman

Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire is Founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative and former Force Commander for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda. Shelly Whitman is Executive Director of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative.

With the adoption of United Nations Security Council resolution 2171 (2014), the Security Council “committed itself to better utilizing all tools of the United Nations system to ensure that warning signs of impending bloodshed translated into ‘concrete preventative action’” (United Nations, 2014). Such action may be illustrated in prioritizing the protection of children on the peace and security agenda, which could warn us of possible genocide.