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Peacekeeping Forces

  • By: Sasho Ripiloski
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Peacekeeping forces are neutral, lightly armed military forces deployed by intergovernmental organizations to carry out peace-support functions in countries emerging from conflict. Most closely associated with the United Nations (UN), peacekeeping forces are designed to create a space ...

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