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
- Non‐use of force except in self‐defense and defense of the mandate