Declaration on Terrorism 2002

Date Signed

Following acts of terrorism in the region, the African continent, and the wider world, SADC remains concerned about threats to the social and economic development and security of its Member States. Therefore, it passed its Declaration on Terrorism on 14th January 2002 as a formal statement of intent to eliminate terrorism and to foster security within the region and the world at large.

The Declaration officially condemns all acts of terrorism and urges SADC Member States to take steps to combat terrorism wherever possible. It suggests Member States ratify legal instruments for ending terrorism and cooperate at all levels to prevent acts that endanger lives and disrupt security in the region, in line with international agreements.