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 May 22, 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. Germany
  29. Georgia
  30. Greece
  31. Honduras
  32. Iceland
  33. Ireland
  34. Italy
  35. Jamaica
  36. Jordan
  37. Kazakhstan
  38. Kenya
  39. Lebanon
  40. Liberia
  41. Liechtenstein
  42. Luxembourg
  43. Madagascar
  44. Malaysia
  45. Mali
  46. Malta
  47. Montenegro
  48. Mozambique
  49. Netherlands
  50. New Zealand
  51. Niger
  52. Nigeria
  53. Norway
  54. Palestine
  55. Panama
  56. Paraguay
  57. Poland
  58. Portugal
  59. Qatar
  60. Romania
  61. Serbia
  62. Sierra Leone
  63. Slovakia
  64. Slovenia
  65. Somalia
  66. South Africa
  67. South Sudan
  68. Spain
  69. Sudan
  70. Sweden
  71. Switzerland
  72. United Kingdom
  73. Uruguay
  74. Yemen
  75. Zambia