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    • 16 Jul, 2014

      KENYA PRESENTS LETTERS OF CREDENCE TO SADC

      The Ambassador of Kenya to Botswana, H.E. Jean Wambui Kimani today presented letters of credence to SADC as the Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to SADC. The letters accrediting Ambassador Kimani SADC were received by the SADC Executive Secretary, H.E Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax at the SADC Secretariat.

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    • 16 Jul, 2014

      SADC AND CHINA COOPERATION TO BE STRENGTHENED

      The deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Botswana, H.E. Liang Bizhen today visited the SADC Executive Secretary, H.E Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax at the SADC Secretariat for consultations on the strengthening of cooperation between SADC and China.

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    • 16 Jul, 2014

      SADC ELECTIONS FORUM TEAM VISITS THE SECRETARIAT

      The SADC Elections Forum Team has paid a courtesy call on SADC Executive Secretary, H.E Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax to update her on their report on elections that took place in the Republic of Malawi.

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    • 16 Jul, 2014

      SOUTHERN AFRICAN PEOPLE’S SOLIDARITY NETWORK VISITS THE SECRETARIAT

      A delegation of the Southern African People’s Solidarity Network (SASPN) from the organisation’s Secretariat at the Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) has paid a courtesy call on SADC Executive Secretary, H.E Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax to update her on their activities and discuss possible areas of collaboration.

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    Documents & Publications

    SADC Treaty (1992)


    The SADC Treaty is the founding document for the establishment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). In pursuance of the principles of Towards a Southern African Development Community, a declaration was made by the Heads of State or Government of Southern Africa, at Windhoek, Namibia, in August 1992 affirming their commitment to establish a Development Community in the region.

    Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan

    The Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan of SADC is a comprehensive 15–year strategic roadmap, which provides the strategic direction for achieving SADC’s long term social and economic goals. It also provides the SADC Secretariat and other SADC institutions with clear guidelines on SADC’s approved social and economic priorities and policies and therefore, enhancing their effectiveness in discharging their facilitating and coordinating role. It was approved by SADC Summit in 2003 and its effective implementation began in 2005.

    SADC SIPO II (English)

    The Revised Edition of the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ (SIPO II) provides a review of the first edition of the Plan. Based on the objectives and common agenda of SADC, the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ, first signed in 2004, provided general guidelines that spelt out specific implementation activities, in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol on Defense, Politics and Security Cooperation, and the strategies for their realisation, covering the Public Security, Political, Defence, and State security sectors.