The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Benin is in Cotonou. There are professional organizations for teachers and doctors. There are groups representing Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth.
The Organization of Revolutionary Youth of Benin, founded in 1983, has about 150,000 members from all parts of Benin. The organization has direct relations with all youth-serving ministries of the Government and is affiliated with the Pan African Youth Movement and the World Federation of Democratic Youth. The Scoutisme Béninois is a scouting organization sponsoring both Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. There are also organizations of the YWCA and the Special Olympics.