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 confirm their endorsement at any time by 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. States can also announce their endorsement by making a public announcement during a formal meeting in a multilateral forum, followed by a written endorsement issued to Norway according to the same procedure.

The following States have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration (as of January 21, 2019):

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