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OVERVIEW The United Nations, as part of its international mediation function, maintains peacekeeping forces around the world. The forces are responsible for operations involving military personnel, but the missions lack enforcement powers. Peacekeeping forces were established by the United Nations to help maintain or restore peace in areas of conflict. The authority to field U.N. peacekeeping forces was not originally part of the U.N. Charter of 1945. The Permanent Security Council/Military...

 

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