On the 25th July 2014, the President of Malawi signed a commitment to end child marriage in line with the African Union campaign.
The Private Sector is pivotal in wealth creation, employment generation and poverty alleviation.
SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax held an introductory and consultative meeting with Gaborone based media houses.
The SADC Council of Ministers meeting held on August 14 and 15, 2014 at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe was attended by Ministers from all SADC Member States. The meeting was chaired by Hon. Simbarashe S. Mumbngegwi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zimbabwe after receiving the Council chairpersonship from Hon. Dr. George Thapula Chaponda, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Malawi.Read More
SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax today briefed H.E. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Incoming Chairperson of SADC on preparations, programme and agenda of the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government taking place in Victoria Falls on 17th and 18th August, 2014.Read More
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.
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.
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.