peacekeeping

(redirected from Peacekeeping forces)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to Peacekeeping forces: Blue helmets

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
References in periodicals archive ?
More than one hundred civilians and three Moroccan soldiers affiliated with UN peacekeeping forces were reportedly killed by the Anti-balaka militants in Central Africa between May and July 2017.
Summary: Juba[Sudan], July 16 (ANI): The Indian peacekeeping forces serving in Pibor, have rescued more than a dozen humanitarian workers who came under heavy fire from unknown gunmen.
Michael Beary Wednesday hinted at possible tension between the south Lebanon peacekeeping forces and Hezbollah.
NEW YORK -- Pakistan's permanent representative at United Nations (UN) Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said on Saturday that UN peacekeeping forces should remain neutral and unbiased.
However, UN peacekeeping forces have never been trustworthy in their dealing with the very people they are meant to protect.
Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), led the welcome ceremony at Villamor Airbase of the 17th Peacekeeping Forces to Haiti--the first Filipino peacekeeping team led by a female officer.
For his part, the Defense Minister pointed out that a list of the peacekeeping forces had been prepared to organize the mechanism of dispatching and working within the international peacekeeping forces in various areas of armed conflict in the world.
BANGUI, Rabi'I 28, 1435, Jan 29, 2014, SPA -- Witnesses say at least two Muslim men were slaughtered with machetes on the streets of Central African Republic's capital as peacekeeping forces failed to stop the killings, AP reported.
Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said the peacekeeping forces currently serving their duty would return "sometime in December.
Second joint exercises of CSTO peacekeeping forces Unbreakable Brotherhood 2013 started on October 7 on a ground near Chebarkul in Chelyabinsk region of Russia, reported the CSTO's press service on October 8.
Diplomats and officials said Wednesday that the United Nations is speeding up for planning for peacekeeping forces in Mali after French and Malian troops retook territory seized last year by Islamist rebels.
BAGHDAD, (SANA) -- UN Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi on Monday dismissed reports alleging he suggested sending peacekeeping forces to Syria.