peacekeeping operation

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Noun1.peacekeeping operation - 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"
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The law also describes the procedure for making decisions on the participation of Kazakhstan's national contingent in the peacekeeping operations.
Today, more than 116,000 UN personnel from more than 120 countries serve in 16 peacekeeping operations.
Of the approximately 97,000 individuals who were part of 2013 peacekeeping operations, only a small percentage of those were from wealthier nations such as the United States or Europe.
The exhibition, which runs until September 15, highlights the contribution of the Moroccan contingents deployed under the UN peacekeeping operations in different conflict zones such as in Congo, Somalia, Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, Cambodia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Haiti.
Therefore, the UN peacekeeping operations are one of the most significant and relevant functions of the United Nations, and they are a central component in the international community's response to crises and conflicts worldwide.
peacekeeping operations, with the 10 largest shown on the graph.
The substantial presence of a peacekeeping operation on the ground contributes to this aim by introducing the UN as a third party with a direct impact on the political process.
The announcement comes as a UN internal review revealed that peacekeeping operations were overstretched and needed clearer mandates from the Security Council, and more equipment and well-trained troops.
A number of countries have taken part in a multitude of peacekeeping operations, particularly under the United Nations banner, only to discover two main disturbing points: first that their Cold War-era equipment and methods were rather inadequate for the new and 'more subtle' type of missions and second, that the big defence cuts that occurred after the demise of the Soviet regime had left them with antiquated gear.
The reason, officials said, is a combination of cultural biases against peacekeeping operations under U.
The UN peacekeeping operation in Kosovo produced mixed results.
Downer told a news conference in Bangkok his country sees contributing 1,500-2,000 armed forces personnel to the peacekeeping operation.