||Southern African Development Community
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||SADC replaced the former Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC) formed in 1980, following adoption of the "Lusaka Declaration Southern Africa: Towards Economic Liberation: The purpose of SADC is: to achieve development and economic growth, alleviate poverty, enhance the standard and quality of life of the peoples of Southern Africa and support the socially disadvantaged through regional integration; to evolve common political values, systems and institutions; to promote and defend peace and security; to promote self-sustaining development on the basis of collective self reliance, and the interdependence of member states; to achieve complementary between national and regional strategies and programs; to promote and maximize productive employment and utilization of resources of the region; to achieve sustainable utilization of natural resources and effective protection of the environment; to strengthen and consolidate the long-standing historical, social and cultural affinities and likes among the peoples of the region.
||[01 Apr 1980] Establishment of the Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC) in Lusaka, Zambia.
[17 July 1992] Declaration and Treaty establishing the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is signed in Windhoek, Namibia.
[28 August 1995] Protocol on Shared Watercourse Systems in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region signed in Johannesburg, South Africa.
|Congo, D.R. of||member||01-Jan-1970|
|Tanzania, United R. of||member||01-Jan-1970|
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