International Peacekeeping by the United Nations: Some Main Issues and Problems Revisited

"The maintenance of peace has become the central problem and the overriding preoccupation of nation states, international law and international organization. The globalization of efforts aimed at peace maintenance and promotion has been achieved through the device of universalizing membership in some international organizations. The United Nations is perhaps the best known example and the most innovative of all attempts to institutionalize a global commitment to the organization, promotion and maintenance of peace."