Harmonization of Mining policies, standards, legislative and regulatory frameworks in southern Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) was constituted in Lusaka, Zambia, on 1 April 1980 following adoption of the Lusaka Declaration-Southern Africa: Towards Economic Liberation. The purpose of SADC is to promote deeper economic cooperation and integration in Southern Africa to help address many of the factors that make it difficult to sustain economic growth and socio-economic development. The SADC vision is one of a common future in a regional community that will ensure improvement of the standards of living and quality of life, freedom and social justice and peace and security for the peoples of Southern Africa. This shared vision is enshrined in the SADC Treaty and historical and cultural affinities that exist between the peoples of Southern Africa. The SADC mission is to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth and socio-economic development through productive systems, deeper cooperation and integration, good governance and durable peace and security, so that the region emerges as a competitive and effective player in international relations and the world economy.