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 March 19, 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. Dominican Republic
  24. Ecuador
  25. El Salvador
  26. Finland
  27. France
  28. Georgia
  29. Greece
  30. Honduras
  31. Iceland
  32. Ireland
  33. Italy
  34. Jamaica
  35. Jordan
  36. Kazakhstan
  37. Kenya
  38. Lebanon
  39. Liberia
  40. Liechtenstein
  41. Luxembourg
  42. Madagascar
  43. Malaysia
  44. Mali
  45. Malta
  46. Montenegro
  47. Mozambique
  48. Netherlands
  49. New Zealand
  50. Niger
  51. Nigeria
  52. Norway
  53. Palestine
  54. Panama
  55. Paraguay
  56. Poland
  57. Portugal
  58. Qatar
  59. Romania
  60. Serbia
  61. Sierra Leone
  62. Slovakia
  63. Slovenia
  64. Somalia
  65. South Africa
  66. South Sudan
  67. Spain
  68. Sudan
  69. Sweden
  70. Switzerland
  71. United Kingdom
  72. Uruguay
  73. Yemen
  74. Zambia