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    • Declaration on Gender & Development (1997)

      Date Signed: 1997-09-08

      Type: Documents & Publications, Declarations

      Issues: Issues, Gender


      Gender equality is a fundamental human right. While the Member States of SADC aim to raise the status of women to that of men, a disparity remains throughout Southern Africa in terms of legal rights, power sharing and decision-making, and access to productive resources and education. Therefore, SADC signed the Declaration on Gender and Development on 8th September 1997 to promote closer regional cooperation and collective action as a means of fostering gender equality.

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    • SADC Declaration on Competition and Consumer Policies (2009)

      Date Signed: 2009-09-08

      Type: Documents & Publications, Declarations


      Following from the Protocol on Trade, the Declaration on Regional Cooperation in Competition and Consumer Policies of elaborates on SADC’s position toward economic competition throughout the region.

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    • Windhoek Declaration Review Final Report 20th June 2012

      Date Signed: 2012-06-20

      Type: Documents & Publications, Declarations, SADC Technical & Thematic Reports


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    • MADAGASCAR DECLARATION-ENGLISH

      Date Signed: 2013-01-10

      Type: Documents & Publications, Declarations


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    • MADAGASCAR DECLARATION - PORTUGUESE

      Date Signed: 2013-01-10

      Type: Documents & Publications, Declarations


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    • MADAGASCAR DECLARATION - FRENCH

      Date Signed: 2013-01-10

      Type: Documents & Publications, Declarations


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    • SADC Regional Humanitarian Appeal

      Date Signed: 2016-06-30

      Type: Documents & Publications, Declarations


      Due to the severe El Niño-induced drought affecting the region, the worst in 35 years, as well as floods, an estimated 40 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Out of this, 23 million require immediate humanitarian assistance. In response to this, the Southern African Development Community is appealing for $2.4 billion to support the humanitarian needs of the affected population in some of the Countries. The appeal is in support of on-going planned efforts by SADC Member States and covers all relevant sectors in an effort to enable a holistic approach to the drought, addressing immediate multi-sectoral humanitarian needs as well as referencing longer term developmental and resilience-building requirements. The international community is hereby formally requested to provide assistance to affected Member States with gaps in their humanitarian response. These are Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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