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 confirm their endorsement at any time 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. States can also announce their endorsement by making a public announcement during a formal meeting in a multilateral forum, followed by a written endorsement issued to Norway according to the same procedure.

The following States have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration (as of April 2, 2019):

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