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|
|Date||8 February 1977|
|Subject||The situation in Benin|
|Security Council composition|
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.
No details were of the voting were given, other than that it was adopted "by consensus".