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By LGen the Hon. Roméo Dallaire, Senator
The Senate of Canada
June 22, 2012

May 10, 2012, was designated "Will to Intervene" Day in the City of Toronto by Mayor Rob Ford.   Toronto becomes the third Canadian City, following Vancouver and Calgary, to for

Project Ploughshares' work on this issue began with a major bibliographic study, Humanitarian Intervention: A Review of Literature. A series of seminars and roundtables explored the ethical and implementation challenges. Project Ploughshares has been especially engaged in the African debate through a series of consultations carried out in East, West, and Southern Africa by Project Ploughshares in cooperation with the Africa Peace Forum, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network, and the Africa Institute of South Africa. The subsequent report, The Responsibility to Protect: East, West, and Southern African Perspectives on Preventing and Responding to Humanitarian Crises, led to a significant set of African-generated recommendations.

Vancouver Mayor, Gregor Robertson, has presented Senator and retired LGen.

UNEPS is being developed by an international team of security experts and civil society leaders as a standing, individually recruited, gender mainstreamed, rapid response capacity under a unified UN authority that can respond effectively to outbreaks of genocide, crimes against humanity or other humanitarian disasters anywhere in the world.