peacekeeping

noun
peace·​keep·​ing | \ ˈpēs-ˌkē-piŋ How to pronounce peacekeeping (audio) \

Definition of peacekeeping

: the preserving of peace especially : international enforcement and supervision of a truce between hostile states or communities

Other Words from peacekeeping

peacekeeper \ ˈpēs-​ˌkē-​pər How to pronounce peacekeeping (audio) \ noun

Examples of peacekeeping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Six of the crew members were from Pakistan, and two were military staff from Russia and Serbia, the UN peacekeeping mission said in a statement. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 The helicopter was carrying out reconnaissance for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo along with another helicopter when it was attacked, according to a statement from Congo’s army. Fox News, 30 Mar. 2022 His comments came after Poland said last week that an international peacekeeping mission should be sent to Ukraine and be given the means to defend itself. NBC News, 23 Mar. 2022 Russian leaders also swatted down a proposal by Poland to send an international peacekeeping mission into Ukraine, warning that such a move could have dangerous consequences. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 Polish leaders have pressed for a Western peacekeeping mission to intervene in Ukraine, a step that the U.S. and other Western allies worry could lead to a broadening of the war. Chris Megerian And Aamer Madhani, chicagotribune.com, 23 Mar. 2022 Polish leaders have called for a Western peacekeeping mission to intervene in Ukraine, a step that the U.S. and other allies worry could lead to a broadening of the war. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 23 Mar. 2022 Polish leaders have pressed for a Western peacekeeping mission to intervene in Ukraine, a step that the U.S. and other Western allies worry could lead to a broadening of the war. Chris Megerian And Aamer Madhani, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Mar. 2022 For instance, Poland plans to propose a peacekeeping mission to Ukraine -- a move the U.S. has effectively ruled out. Byshannon K. Crawford, ABC News, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of peacekeeping

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peacekeeping was in 1910

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Last Updated

11 Apr 2022

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“Peacekeeping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peacekeeping. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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