The United Nations Security Council has voted to send peacekeepers to the war-ravaged Darfur region of Sudan, after months of wrangling.
Up to 26,000 troops and police will make up the world's largest peacekeeping force, under a joint UN and African Union mandate.
The resolution will allow peacekeepers to use force to defend civilians and aid workers in Darfur from attack.
At least 200,000 people are thought to have died in the region since 2003.
More than two million have fled their homes over the same period, since rebel groups rose up against the Khartoum government's rule.