peacekeeping(redirected from United Nations peacekeepers)
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Of or relating to the preservation of peace, especially the supervision by international forces of a truce between hostile nations.
(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.
1. the maintenance of international peace and security, as by the enforcement of a truce.adj.
2. for or pertaining to 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.
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|Noun||1.||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"
|Adj.||1.||peacekeeping - of or relating to the preservation of peace between hostile groups by international military forces; "a peacekeeping force"|