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[usually as modifier] The active maintenance of a truce between nations or communities, especially by an international military force:‘the 2,300-strong UN peacekeeping force’
law-abiding, righteous, honourable, good, decent, proper, solid, virtuous, moral, ethical, orderly, well behaved, peacekeeping, peaceful, civilized, dutiful, duteous, obedient, compliant, complying, disciplinedView synonyms
- ‘Do you specifically want the United Nations to have some sort of peacekeeping role there?’
- ‘His attempt to take power by force was forestalled by a West African peacekeeping force financed largely by Nigeria.’
- ‘Traditionally, the largest military contributor to any UN peacekeeping operation has maintained command.’
- ‘In the future, however, we should do more to support the peacekeeping effort.’
- ‘After all, a South African peacekeeping force will provide them with necessary security requirements.’
- ‘Get international peacekeeping troops in as quickly as possible.’
- ‘The defence ministers discussed ways of reducing the peacekeeping contingent from its current 60,000 troops.’
- ‘He further stressed that India would also receive funding to enhance its peacekeeping training facilities.’
- ‘All other nations' armed forces involved in Asia are deployed in peacekeeping missions.’
- ‘Inevitably, peacekeeping training remains a minor component of training in general.’
- ‘Some commentators have recommended that the Army establish constabulary units focused exclusively on peacekeeping duties.’
- ‘Deaths that occurred overseas while personnel were on peacekeeping duties were also included.’
- ‘More than 250 soldiers from Senegal will join the West African peacekeeping force in Liberia.’
- ‘Since 1948 there have been 49 UN peacekeeping operations, the majority since 1988.’
- ‘Yorkshire troops have already played their part in both combat and peacekeeping duties.’
- ‘They advocated more peacekeeping training, the deployment of more combat support units and more military police.’
- ‘Some Royal Nepal Army personnel have served in United Nations peacekeeping forces.’
- ‘They have also been part of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Cyprus and, more recently, Bosnia.’
- ‘West African leaders agreed to send their peacekeeping troops to Liberia by next week.’
- ‘Twenty thousand American marines are stationed in East Africa as part of a United Nations peacekeeping force.’
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