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. A first group of 37 states endorsed it that day and that number has since been growing. 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 and kjnn@mfa.no 

The following States have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration (as of May 2, 2017):

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Andorra
  4. Angola
  5. Argentina
  6. Armenia
  7. Austria
  8. Belgium
  9. Brazil
  10. Bulgaria
  11. Canada
  12. Central African Republic
  13. Chad
  14. Chile
  15. Costa Rica
  16. Cote d’Ivoire
  17. Czech Republic
  18. Democratic Republic of Congo
  19. Denmark
  20. Ecuador
  21. Finland
  22. France
  23. Georgia
  24. Greece
  25. Honduras
  26. Iceland
  27. Ireland
  28. Italy
  29. Jamaica
  30. Jordan
  31. Kazakhstan
  32. Kenya
  33. Lebanon
  34. Liberia
  35. Liechtenstein
  36. Luxembourg
  37. Madagascar
  38. Malaysia
  39. Malta
  40. Montenegro
  41. Mozambique
  42. Netherlands
  43. New Zealand
  44. Niger
  45. Nigeria
  46. Norway
  47. Palestine
  48. Panama
  49. Paraguay
  50. Poland
  51. Portugal
  52. Qatar
  53. Sierra Leone
  54. Slovakia
  55. Slovenia
  56. Somalia
  57. South Africa
  58. South Sudan
  59. Spain
  60. Sudan
  61. Sweden
  62. Switzerland
  63. Uruguay
  64. Zambia

 

Click here to read public statements issued by states and international organizations as the Guidelines and the Safe Schools Declaration were being developed.