BENIN

 

Region   Western Africa
UN membership date   20-Sep-60
Population (000, 2018)  11 486a
Surface area (km2)  114 763b
Capital city   Porto-Novoc
National currency  CFA Franc, BCEAO (XOF)d

 

Weapons of Mass Destruction


International Instruments
Entry into force 
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
CTBT: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty  

27/09/1996  06/03/2001  
Convention on Nuclear Safety  

     
Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material  
 

 
Environmental Modification Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques    10/06/1977  30/06/1986  

Biological Weapons Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction
 
 10/04/1972  25/04/1975  
Chemical Weapons Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction 13/06/1998  14/01/1993   14/05/1998
Nuclear Terrorism Convention: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism  02/11/2017
 15/09/2005

   
1925 Geneva Protocol: Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare       09/12/1986
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water     03/09/1963  15/12/1964  
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  

 01/07/1968  31/10/1972  
Sea-bed Treaty: Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floorand in the Subsoil Thereof    18/03/1971  07/07/1986  
Treaty relating to the Use of Submarines and Noxious Gases in Warfare  

     
         
Regional Instruments
Entry into force
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
         
 Treaty of Pelindaba: African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty    11/04/1996  04/09/2007  

         

 

Conventional weapons

International Instruments
Entry into force 
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)  05/02/2017 03/06/2013  07/11/2016  
Convention on Cluster Munitions   03/12/2008  10/07/2017  
CCW: Convention On Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects (With Protocols I, Ii And Iii)        27/03/1989
CCW Protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, BoobyTraps and Other Devices    

   
CCW Protocol V: Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects        
Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction 01/03/1999 03/12/1997 25/09/1998  
Firearms Protocol: Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition    
17/05/2002

 30/08/2004  
Treaty relating to the Use of Submarines and Noxious Gases in Warfare    

   
         
Regional Instruments
Entry into force
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
ECOWAS Convention: ECOWAS Convention on the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Their Munitions and Other Related Materials   14/06/2006 05/08/2009  
Kinshasa Convention: Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Their Ammunition and All Parts and Components that can be used for Their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly   19/11/2010 06/02/2017  

 

Transparency InstrumentsMore Details
   
United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA) http://www.poa-iss.org/Poa13/CountryProfiles/CountryProfileInfo.aspx?CoI=21&pos=1000
International Tracing Instrument: International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons http://www.poa-iss.org/InternationalTracing/InternationalTraicingInfo.aspx?CoI=21&pos=1000
UN Register of Conventional Arms http://www.un-register.org/HeavyWeapons/Index.aspx

Military Expenditures Database http://www.un-arm.org/MilEx/CountryProfile.aspx?CountryId=21
UNSCR 1540- National Reports http://www.un.org/en/sc/1540/national-implementation/national-reports.shtml
UNSCR 1540- National Implementation Action Plans  
   
   


Statements First Committee UN General Assembly (Disarmament and International Security)

 Session  Statements
 68e Session(2013)  

https://papersmart.unmeetings.org/media2/433163/benin.pdf

 69e Session (2014)  

https://papersmart.unmeetings.org/media2/433163/benin.pdf

 70eSession(2015)  

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7652809/benin-14th-fr.pdf

 71e Session(2016) N/A
 72e Session(2017)  N/A
 73e Session(2018)  http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/20303842/benin.pdf

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