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 announce their endorsement at any time by making a public statement and 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.

The following States have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration (as of November 19, 2018):

  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. Honduras
  35. Iceland
  36. Ireland
  37. Italy
  38. Jamaica
  39. Jordan
  40. Kazakhstan
  41. Kenya
  42. Lebanon
  43. Liberia
  44. Liechtenstein
  45. Luxembourg
  46. Macedonia
  47. Madagascar
  48. Malaysia
  49. Mali
  50. Malta
  51. Monaco
  52. Montenegro
  53. Mozambique
  54. Netherlands
  55. New Zealand
  56. Niger
  57. Nigeria
  58. Norway
  59. Palestine
  60. Panama
  61. Paraguay
  62. Peru
  63. Poland
  64. Portugal
  65. Qatar
  66. Romania
  67. San Marino
  68. Serbia
  69. Sierra Leone
  70. Slovakia
  71. Slovenia
  72. Somalia
  73. South Africa
  74. South Sudan
  75. Spain
  76. Sudan
  77. Sweden
  78. Switzerland
  79. United Kingdom
  80. Uruguay
  81. Yemen
  82. Zambia