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 May 25, 2019):

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