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    • Protocol on Employment and Labour - French - 2014

      Date Signed: 2014-08-18

      Type: Documents & Publications, Protocols

      Themes: Themes, Social & Human Development, Employment & Labour


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    • Protocol on Employment and Labour - Portuguese - 2014

      Date Signed: 2014-08-18

      Type: Documents & Publications, Protocols

      Themes: Themes, Social & Human Development, Employment & Labour


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    • Protocol on Trade in Services - 2012

      Date Signed: 2012-08-18

      Type: Documents & Publications, Protocols

      Themes: Trade in Services


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    • Protocol on the Development of Tourism (1998)

      Entry Into Force: 2002-11-26

      Date Signed: 2009-09-14

      Type: Protocols

      Issues: Private Sector

      Themes: Industry, Private Sector, Tourism


      As a growth industry with socioeconomic impacts, tourism is of particular interest to SADC. In order to foster the tourism industry in Southern Africa for greater economic development of the region, SADC passed its Protocol on the Development of Tourism in the Southern African Development Community on 14th September 1998, which was amended on 8th September 2009.

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    • Protocol on Science Technology and Innovation (2008)

      Entry Into Force: Not yet in force

      Date Signed: 2008-08-17

      Type: Protocols

      Issues: Science & Technology, Information & Communication

      Themes: Science, Technology & Innovation


      Science and technology are cross-cutting issues for the SADC region, affecting all aspects of the region’s socioeconomic development. Recognising that these factors play an important role in the future of Southern Africa, SADC passed its Protocol on Science, Technology and Innovation on 17th August 2008 to foster cooperation and to promote development of science and technology in the region.

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    • Protocol on Gender and Development (2008)

      Entry Into Force: 2013-02-22

      Date Signed: 2008-08-17

      Type: Protocols

      Issues: Gender


      The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development looks into integration and main streaming of gender issues into the SADC Programme of Action and Community Building initiatives which is important to the sustainable development of the SADC region.

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    • Annex to SADC Protocol on Trade - Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary (SPS)

      Date Signed: 2008-07-12

      Type: Documents & Publications, Protocols


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    • Protocol on Finance and Investment (2006)

      Entry Into Force: 2010-04-16

      Date Signed: 2006-08-18

      Type: Documents & Publications, Protocols

      Issues: Private Sector

      Themes: Economic Development, Finance, Investment, Macro-Economic Convergence, Private Sector


      The need to accelerate growth, investment and employment in the SADC Region through increased cooperation, coordination and management of macroeconomic, monetary and fiscal policies and to establish and sustain macroeconomic stability as a precondition to sustainable economic growth and for the creation of a monetary union in the Region urged SADC Member States to sign the Finance and Investment Protocol in 2006.

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    • Protocol on Facilitation of Movement of Persons (2005)

      Entry Into Force: Not yet in force

      Date Signed: 2005-08-18

      Type: Protocols

      Themes: Politics, Defence & Security, Public Security


      The SADC Protocol on Facilitation of the Movement of Persons of 2005 seeks to fulfill the objectives of the SADC Treaty, which require SADC to develop policies aimed at the progressive elimination of obstacles to the free movement of capital and labour, goods and services and of the people of the region generally amongst Member States.

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