Benin

Benin

29 July 2021

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) reports that yesterday, peacekeepers repelled two attacks against its patrols, the first in Kidal and the second north of Douentza, in the Mopti Region.  MINUSMA has seen 15 attacks against its peacekeepers in the past three weeks.

9 April 2021

After La Soufriere volcano erupted today in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the United Nations Emergency Technical Team for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries met to discuss the pre-positioning of relief items.  The World Food Programme and the United Nations Children’s Fund are also readying supplies.

9 April 2021
SG/SM/20678

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

3 February 2021
BIO/5369

The new Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations, Marc Hermanne G. Araba, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

14 January 2021
SG/A/2011

On 11 January, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Salvator Niyonzima of Burundi as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Benin, with the host Government’s approval.

5 January 2021
BIO/5363

The new Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations, Marc Hermanne G. Araba, presented his credentials to the Secretariat today.

9 July 2020

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Programme today jointly warned that funding shortages, conflict and disasters — as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID-19 — threaten to leave millions of refugees across Africa without food.

3 May 2019
SG/SM/19562

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

3 May 2019

In Libya, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Ghassan Salamé, continues his outreach to interlocutors, meeting with Government officials, a group of elders and tribal leaders to offer the United Nations full support to help thousands of civilians affected by heavy fighting in southern Tripoli.

2 May 2019

Unfolding developments in Benin are under close watch following the 28 April legislative elections, from which opposition parties were barred.  Noting with concern the ongoing tensions and unrest, the United Nations calls upon all Beninese to exercise maximum restraint and resolve differences through dialogue.