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 

The following States have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration (as of July 10, 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. Canada
  14. Central African Republic
  15. Chad
  16. Chile
  17. Costa Rica
  18. Cote d’Ivoire
  19. Cyprus
  20. Czech Republic
  21. Democratic Republic of Congo
  22. Denmark
  23. Djibouti
  24. Dominican Republic
  25. Ecuador
  26. El Salvador
  27. Finland
  28. France
  29. Germany
  30. Georgia
  31. Greece
  32. Honduras
  33. Iceland
  34. Ireland
  35. Italy
  36. Jamaica
  37. Jordan
  38. Kazakhstan
  39. Kenya
  40. Lebanon
  41. Liberia
  42. Liechtenstein
  43. Luxembourg
  44. Macedonia
  45. Madagascar
  46. Malaysia
  47. Mali
  48. Malta
  49. Montenegro
  50. Mozambique
  51. Netherlands
  52. New Zealand
  53. Niger
  54. Nigeria
  55. Norway
  56. Palestine
  57. Panama
  58. Paraguay
  59. Peru
  60. Poland
  61. Portugal
  62. Qatar
  63. Romania
  64. San Marino
  65. Serbia
  66. Sierra Leone
  67. Slovakia
  68. Slovenia
  69. Somalia
  70. South Africa
  71. South Sudan
  72. Spain
  73. Sudan
  74. Sweden
  75. Switzerland
  76. United Kingdom
  77. Uruguay
  78. Yemen
  79. Zambia