Open pledges will remain open for signature until 31 December 2020

Safe Schools Declaration

A) Objectives of the pledge:

The Safe Schools Declaration was launched in Oslo in 2015. More than 100 states have so far endorsed it and international conferences on universalization and implementation has been held in Argentina (2017) and Spain (2019)


We pledge to:


– Continue to universalize the declaration


– To promote the use of the Safe Schools Declaration as a child protection tool.


– Promote the practical implementation of Safe Schools Declaration and its Guidelines and their transposition into domestic legislation and practice and


– Further explore the gendered impact of attacks on education


– Convene in 2021 for the 4th international conference on the Safe Schools Declaration


B) Action plan:

Action plan:


– Support the increased capacity of RCRC Movement to assess education disruption caused by situations of armed conflict, disasters and other emergencies,  and its efforts on safe access to education and child protection


– Support data collection mechanisms and enhance their preventive role, and the assessment of impact in context of armed conflicts


– Strengthen the cooperation among endorsing states, and identify and disseminate best practices and lessons learned on implementation of safe school declaration


– Promote the Safe Schools Declaration and include the protection of students, education providers and education establishments in activities, discussions or dialogues related to national or international policy and practice around armed conflict, and our agendas on Children and Armed Conflict, Women Peace and security


– To support the to be decided host in developing the next international conference on the Safe Schools declaration in 2021

C) Indicators for measuring progress:


D) Resource implications:


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