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 February 18, 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. Ireland
  39. Italy
  40. Jamaica
  41. Jordan
  42. Kazakhstan
  43. Kenya
  44. Lebanon
  45. Liberia
  46. Liechtenstein
  47. Luxembourg
  48. Macedonia
  49. Madagascar
  50. Malaysia
  51. Mali
  52. Malta
  53. Monaco
  54. Montenegro
  55. Mozambique
  56. Netherlands
  57. New Zealand
  58. Niger
  59. Nigeria
  60. Norway
  61. Palestine
  62. Panama
  63. Paraguay
  64. Peru
  65. Poland
  66. Portugal
  67. Qatar
  68. Romania
  69. San Marino
  70. Serbia
  71. Sierra Leone
  72. Slovakia
  73. Slovenia
  74. Somalia
  75. South Africa
  76. South Sudan
  77. Spain
  78. Sudan
  79. Sweden
  80. Switzerland
  81. United Kingdom
  82. Uruguay
  83. Yemen
  84. Zambia