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peace·keep·ing

 (pēs′kē′pĭng)
adj.
Of or relating to the preservation of peace, especially the supervision by international forces of a truce between hostile nations.

peace′keep′ing n.

peacekeeping

(ˈpiːsˌkiːpɪŋ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the maintenance of peace, esp the prevention of further fighting between hostile forces in an area
b. (as modifier): a UN peacekeeping force.
ˈpeaceˌkeeper n

peace•keep•ing

(ˈpisˌki pɪŋ)

n.
1. the maintenance of international peace and security, as by the enforcement of a truce.
adj.
2. for or pertaining to peacekeeping.
[1960–65]
peace′keep`er, n.

peacekeeping

Military operations undertaken with the consent of all major parties to a dispute, designed to monitor and facilitate implementation of an agreement (ceasefire, truce, or other such agreement) and support diplomatic efforts to reach a long-term political settlement. See also peace building; peace enforcement; peacemaking; peace operations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peacekeeping - the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Adj.1.peacekeeping - of or relating to the preservation of peace between hostile groups by international military forces; "a peacekeeping force"
Translations

peacekeeping

[ˈpiːskiːpɪŋ] nmaintien m de la paixpeacekeeping force nforce f de maintien de la paix

peacekeeping

[ˈpiːsˌkiːpɪŋ]
1. adj (operation, force) → di pace
2. nmantenimento della pace
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UN peacekeeping works best when there is peace to keep; their success hinges on political processes, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN, told General Assembly's Fourth (Special Political and Decolonization) Committee on Friday.
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