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Senator Romeo Dallaire, who commanded the UN's peacekeeping mission in Rwanda in the 1990s, says he wants to focus on international humanitarian work

Retired General, Senator Romeo Dallaire in Yambio, South Sudan, April 7, 2012. Dallaire is pictured working on his humanitarian mission to stop the use of children as soldiers.

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Retired general Romeo Dallaire is photographed at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, April 19, 2013.

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Romeo Dallaire carries the Olympic Flame towards Rideau Hall in Ottawa, December 12, 2009.

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Former child soldier Emmanuel Jal is hugged by Romeo Dallaire during the launch of 'Zero Force,' a global movement to end the use of child soldiers. The event was held at the University of Toronto, Dec. 10, 2010.

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Liberal Sen. Romeo Dallaire, best known in Canada as the former commander of the UN's ill-fated peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, is seen at Senate caucus in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Sources say Dallaire is retiring from the upper chamber next month.

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Romeo Dallaire, left, the Canadian general who was in Rwanda during the genocide, and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal at the launch of Zero Force in Toronto, Dec. 10 2010.

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Cover from Romeo Dallaire’s book: They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers

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