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

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

Examples of peacekeeping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His administration has threatened to cut funds for the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo. The Economist, "Not much to celebrate Félix Tshisekedi has accomplished little in Congo," 6 Feb. 2020 Germany already has about 1,000 troops in Mali as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "A Stronger Germany Could Save Europe," 27 Jan. 2020 The group had previously relied on military-grade explosives captured during assaults on an African Union peacekeeping force. Arkansas Online, "Truck bomb rips through Somali capital; death toll at least 79, scores injured," 29 Dec. 2019 The fake officer was exposed after having joined Sweden’s UN peacekeeping force in Mali as chief of staff with the rank of major. Jan M. Olsen, BostonGlobe.com, "Sweden: Fake officer didn’t spy at NATO or hurt security," 23 Jan. 2020 Michel Aoun made the remarks on Tuesday during separate meetings with the U.N. special coordinator for Lebanon and the commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force deployed along the border with Israel. Washington Post, "The Latest: Australia says its troops in Iraq are safe," 8 Jan. 2020 The group had previously relied on military-grade explosives captured during assaults on an African Union peacekeeping force. Arkansas Online, "Truck bomb rips through Somali capital; death toll at least 79, scores injured," 29 Dec. 2019 The group had previously relied on military-grade explosives captured during assaults on an African Union peacekeeping force. Arkansas Online, "Truck bomb rips through Somali capital; death toll at least 79, scores injured," 29 Dec. 2019 Since then, however, Mali's military has failed to stem the violence despite support from the French and a United Nations peacekeeping mission. Fox News, "France's first-ever armed drone strike kills 7 Islamic militants in Mali," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of peacekeeping

1910, in the meaning defined above

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18 Feb 2020

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“Peacekeeping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peacekeeping. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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