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    • 16 Oct, 2014

      Ambassador of Germany Courtesy Call on SADC Executive Secretary

      On October 15, 2014, the new Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Botswana, Mr. Rolf Ulrich paid a courtesy call on the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax to handover the letter of accreditation as well as a new German commitment to continue the support to peace, security and Good Governance in the SADC Region.

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    • 15 Oct, 2014

      Hashim MBITA Project Team Visits the Secretariat

      Professor Arnold Temu, the Project Manager of the Hashim Mbita Research Project and Mr. Walter Bgoya, the Publisher of the Hashim Mbita Research Documents yesterday paid a courtesy call on the SADC Executive Secretary, H.E. Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax at the SADC Secretariat in Gaborone.

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    • 9 Oct, 2014

      Ambassador of Russian Federation Courtesy Call on SADC Executive Secretary

      On October 8, 2014, the new Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Botswana, Mr. Victor I. Sibilev paid a courtesy call on the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax to introduce himself. Mr Sibilev took this opportunity to reaffirm Russia's commitment to strengthen cooperation and partnership with SADC. Ambassador Sibilev got accredited to Botswana on 29th September. He has been in the foreign service since 1980 and Holds the diplomatic rank of Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the second class.

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    • 9 Oct, 2014

      Head of OCHA Courtesy Call on SADC Executive Secretary

      Mr. Ignacio Leon-Garcia, Head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA), paid a courtesy call on the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax on October 8, 2014.

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    Documents & Publications

    Media Advisory - SADC Ministers Responsible for Youth

    The SADC Secretariat will convene a meeting of Ministers responsible for Youth from 21-24th October, 2014 under the theme: Youth Empowerment and Participation for Sustainable Development.

    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.