Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC)

Conférence de coordination au développement de l'Afrique australe

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1980-04-01 Lusaka Zambia


1 Apr 1980, Lusaka (Zambia), when the Heads of Government of 9 majority-ruled States in Southern Africa signed the Lusaka Declaration with the title Southern Africa: Toward Economic Liberation, following conference in Jul 1979, Arusha (Tanzania UR). Memorandum of Understanding of the Institutions of the SADCC signed 20 Jul 1981, Salisbury (now Harare). Namibia joined on 1 Apr 1990. Meeting of Council of Ministers, Jan 1992, Maputo (Mozambique), endorsed a plan to transform the Conference into an economic community with common policies in areas such as trade and exchange rates, and with a majority-ruled South Africa as a full member. This new F-XF2522 - Southern African Development Community (SADC), officially set up 17 Aug 1992, replaces SADCC.


Reduce economic dependence, particularly, but not only, on the Republic of South Africa; forge links to create genuine and equitable regional integration; mobilize resources to promote implementation of national, interstate and regional policies; promote concerted action to secure international cooperation within the framework of a strategy for economic liberation.


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