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Security Council resolution 404 (1977) [Benin]

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 8 February 1977
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/404 (1977)
Reference 1977 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Security Council resolution 404 (1977) [Benin], 8 February 1977, S/RES/404 (1977), available at: [accessed 23 January 2018]

Resolution 404 (1977) of 8 February 1977

The Security Council,

Taking note of the letter dated 26 January 1977 from the Chargé d'Affairs, a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of Benin to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council,[1]

Having heard the statement of the Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of Benin,[2]

Bearing in mind that all Member States must refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations,

1. Affirms that the territorial integrity and political independence of the People's Republic of Benin must be respected;

2. Decides to send a Special Mission composed of three members of the Security Council to the People's Republic of Benin in order to investigate the events of 16 January 1977 at Cotonou and report not later than the end of February 1977;

3. Decides that the members of the Special Mission will be appointed after consultations between the President and the members of the Security Council;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Special Mission with the necessary assistance;

5. Decides to remain seized of the question.

Adopted at the 1987th meeting by consensus.


1 Ibid., document S/12278.

2 Ibid., Thirty-second Year, 1986th meeting.

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