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 July 26, 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. Cyprus
  19. Czech Republic
  20. Democratic Republic of Congo
  21. Denmark
  22. Ecuador
  23. Finland
  24. France
  25. Georgia
  26. Greece
  27. Honduras
  28. Iceland
  29. Ireland
  30. Italy
  31. Jamaica
  32. Jordan
  33. Kazakhstan
  34. Kenya
  35. Lebanon
  36. Liberia
  37. Liechtenstein
  38. Luxembourg
  39. Madagascar
  40. Malaysia
  41. Malta
  42. Montenegro
  43. Mozambique
  44. Netherlands
  45. New Zealand
  46. Niger
  47. Nigeria
  48. Norway
  49. Palestine
  50. Panama
  51. Paraguay
  52. Poland
  53. Portugal
  54. Qatar
  55. Romania
  56. Serbia
  57. Sierra Leone
  58. Slovakia
  59. Slovenia
  60. Somalia
  61. South Africa
  62. South Sudan
  63. Spain
  64. Sudan
  65. Sweden
  66. Switzerland
  67. Uruguay
  68. Zambia

 

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