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 November 14, 2017):

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

 

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