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- n. the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)
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France, said de La Sablière, now did not want it to have “enforcement authority,” basically meaning they wanted a traditional UN peacekeeping operation with very narrow rules of engagement, rather than what we had envisaged—a deployment of “real armies” prepared to use force to disarm Hezbollah and otherwise fill the “security vacuum.”
INTERFET's deployment and the process of transition to a UN peacekeeping operation in East Timor will be a major topic of discussion in my meetings with key interlocutors, including Madeleine Albright, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers, the Portuguese Foreign Minister, the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Mr Mark Malloch-Brown, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.