Peace Keeping Mandate

Depending on their mandate, peacekeeping operations may be required to:

1.Deploy to prevent the outbreak of conflict or the spill‐over of conflict across borders;

2.Stabilize conflict situations after a ceasefire, to create an environment for the parties to reach a lasting peace agreement.

3.Assist in implementing comprehensive peace agreements;

4.Lead states or territories through a transition to stable government, based on democratic principles, good governance and economic development.

UN Peacekeeping is guided by three basic principles:

  • Consent of the parties
  • Impartiality
  • Non‐use of force except in self‐defense and defense of the mandate

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