Southern African Regional Commission for the Conservation and Utilisation of the Soil (SARCCUS)

Commission régionale de l'Afrique méridionale pour la conservation et l'utilisation du sol
Comissão Regional da Africa Austral para a Conservação e a Utilização do Solo

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1950-06-05 Pretoria South Africa


5 Jun 1950, Pretoria (South Africa), at inaugural meeting, within the framework of H-XH3797 - Commission for Technical Cooperation in Africa South of the Sahara (CTCA). Statutes as an autonomous Regional Commission ratified at 9th Ordinary Meeting, 1964, when CCTA had ceased to exist in its original form. Most recent Code of Procedure approved at 10th Ordinary Meeting, 1982. Officially closed 6 May 1998, Maputo (Mozambique), on rationalization/merger into F-XF2522 - Southern African Development Community (SADC). Secretariat ceased operations 30 Oct 1998.


Promote closer technical cooperation among the territories comprising the Southern African region, with regard to all matters pertaining to agriculture and to the rational development, control and utilization of all related natural resources; ensure adequate interchange of information; promote exchange of visits by specialists, concerted studies of and approaches to common problems and aid among Member States as regards personnel and materials.


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Commission (meets at Ordinary Meetings, at least every 2 years), consisting of 3 technical representatives of each Member State. Chairman. Technical Standing Committees (10), supported by 12 Specialist Subcommittees. Working Groups. Permanent Secretariat, administered by Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General.


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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