Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights in SADC 2003

Date Signed

The overall objective of the Fundamental Social rights in SADC Charter is to facilitate through close and active consultations amongst social partners, a spirit conducive to harmonious labour relations within the region.

The Charter promotes the formulation and harmonisation of legal, economic and social policies and programmes, which contribute to the creation of productive employment and opportunities and generation on incomes in Member States. It further promotes labour policies, practices and measures which facilitate labour mobility in labour markets; enhance industrial harmony and increase productivity.

The Charter provides a framework for regional cooperation in the collection and dissemination of labour market information, promotes the establishment and harmonisation of social security standards and health and safety standards at workplaces across the Region. It also promotes the development of institutional capacities as well as vocational technical skills in the region.