Safe Schools Declaration Endorsements

The Safe Schools Declaration, developed through state consultations led by Norway and Argentina in Geneva throughout the first half of 2015, provides states the opportunity to express broad political support for the protection and continuation of education in armed conflict, and is the instrument for states to endorse and commit to implement the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict. The Declaration was opened for endorsement at the Oslo Conference on Safe Schools convened by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 29, 2015. States can announce their endorsement at any time by making a public statement and/or sending an endorsement letter (sample letter available here) to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs via its embassies or permanent missions or directly at Seksjon.for.humanitaere.sporsmal@mfa.no 

The following States have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration (as of September 4, 2018):

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Andorra
  4. Angola
  5. Argentina
  6. Armenia
  7. Austria
  8. Belgium
  9. Botswana
  10. Brazil
  11. Bulgaria
  12. Burkina Faso
  13. Cameroon
  14. Canada
  15. Central African Republic
  16. Chad
  17. Chile
  18. Costa Rica
  19. Cote d’Ivoire
  20. Cyprus
  21. Czech Republic
  22. Democratic Republic of Congo
  23. Denmark
  24. Djibouti
  25. Dominican Republic
  26. Ecuador
  27. El Salvador
  28. Finland
  29. France
  30. Germany
  31. Georgia
  32. Greece
  33. Honduras
  34. Iceland
  35. Ireland
  36. Italy
  37. Jamaica
  38. Jordan
  39. Kazakhstan
  40. Kenya
  41. Lebanon
  42. Liberia
  43. Liechtenstein
  44. Luxembourg
  45. Macedonia
  46. Madagascar
  47. Malaysia
  48. Mali
  49. Malta
  50. Monaco
  51. Montenegro
  52. Mozambique
  53. Netherlands
  54. New Zealand
  55. Niger
  56. Nigeria
  57. Norway
  58. Palestine
  59. Panama
  60. Paraguay
  61. Peru
  62. Poland
  63. Portugal
  64. Qatar
  65. Romania
  66. San Marino
  67. Serbia
  68. Sierra Leone
  69. Slovakia
  70. Slovenia
  71. Somalia
  72. South Africa
  73. South Sudan
  74. Spain
  75. Sudan
  76. Sweden
  77. Switzerland
  78. United Kingdom
  79. Uruguay
  80. Yemen
  81. Zambia