as defined by the United Nations, the goal of peacekeeping is to help countries transition from a state of conflict to sustainable peace through the direct intervention of personnel, who are called peacekeepers. A peacekeeping force can be composed of military soldiers and officers, police officers, and civilians from contributing countries. Their job is to assist in the implementation of peace agreements through providing support for elections, the rule of law, and economic and social development. All UN peacekeeping missions are mandated by the Security Council, funded by the General Assembly, then overseen by the Department of Peace Operations(DPO). The DPO currently supervises peacekeeping operations in countries such as the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic and the Congo, and Cyprus.