United Nations Security Council Resolution 404

United Nations Security Council Resolution 404, adopted on February 8, 1977, after hearing from a representative of Benin, the Council reaffirmed that States must refrain from threats and use of force in their international relations and decided to establish a Special Mission composed of three members of the Council to investigate the events of January 16, 1977 against the country. The findings of the report by the Special Mission were examined in Resolution 405.

UN Security Council
Resolution 404
Date8 February 1977
Meeting no.1,987
CodeS/RES/404 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Benin
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The incident was brought to the attention of the Council by the People's Republic of Benin on January 26, 1977, after foreign mercenaries attacked the airport and the city of Cotonou but were later forced to retreat.[1]

No details were of the voting were given, other than that it was adopted "by consensus".

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  1. ^ Wellens, Karen; T.M.C. Asser Instituut (1990). Resolutions and statements of the United Nations Security Council (1946–1989): a thematic guide. BRILL. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-7923-0796-9.

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