- the maintenance of international peace and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area: the United Nations' efforts toward peacekeeping.
- an instance of this.
- for or pertaining to peacekeeping: peacekeeping forces.
Origin of peacekeeping
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Because of this, the peacekeeping forces have been blocking Muslims from leaving on envoys out of the country.The Year’s Most Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis
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The United Nations peacekeeping force, MONUSCO, is the largest and best-funded in the world.Victims No More: Congo’s Badass Women Mechanics
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The U.N. peacekeeping battalion of Indian soldiers fired warning shots, but failed to halt the angry mob.Before There’s a Genocide: The Slaughter in South Sudan Must Stop
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Will they be insisting on American peacekeeping forces, and billions of dollars in American aid?Kofi Annan’s Exit: Why Obama Should Lead From Behind In Syria
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Any international effort to get a peacekeeping force into Syria will need Turkish assistance and bases.What Comes After Assad in Syria?
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It is also true that certain operations such as peacekeeping tend to be manpower intensive.
They include the increasingly familiar peacemaking, peacekeeping, show of force, and humanitarian relief efforts.
- the maintenance of peace, esp the prevention of further fighting between hostile forces in an area
- (as modifier)a UN peacekeeping force
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