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 June 15, 2017):

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

 

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