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    • SADC Minimum Package of Services for OVC&Y

      Date Signed: 2011-07-02

      Type: Documents & Publications, SADC Technical & Thematic Reports

      Themes: Social & Human Development, Orphans, Vulnerable Children & Youth


      Many children and youth in Southern Africa are deprived of basic needs for reasons of poverty, disease, and conflict. Following its commitment to wellbeing of the region’s people, SADC developed the Minimum Package of Services – a legal instrument that establishes basic services provided by Member States to help orphans, vulnerable children, and youth survive and develop.

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    • African Youth Decade Plan of Action 2009-2018

      Date Signed: 2011-05-01

      Type: Documents & Publications, SADC Technical & Thematic Reports

      Issues: Gender, Environment & Sustainable Development, HIV & AIDS

      Themes: Social & Human Development, Employment & Labour, Education & Skills Development, Orphans, Vulnerable Children & Youth


      The African Youth Charter serves as a strategic framework for youth empowerment and development throughout Africa. In order to facilitate implementation of the Charter, the African Union developed the African Youth Decade 2009-2018 Plan of Action to serve as a comprehensive road map for youth development, with specific objectives, outcomes, and strategies.

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    • Sexual And Reproductive Health for SADC 2006-2015

      Date Signed: 2008-11-01

      Type: Documents & Publications, SADC Technical & Thematic Reports

      Issues: HIV & AIDS

      Themes: Health, Social & Human Development, Orphans, Vulnerable Children & Youth


      Youth issues and the HIV pandemic both directly impact sexual and reproductive health in Southern Africa. With these concerns at the forefront of its initiatives, SADC developed its Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy 2006-2015 in TK as a means of prioritising sexual and reproductive health services for the improved quality of life of the region’s citizens.

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