(NRC) – “10 years from now we will look back on this day. Those who endorsed will say ‘we should really have done this earlier’. Those who did not endorse will say ‘why did we not endorse it’”, said NRC’s Secretary General, Jan Egeland. 60 nations were gathered at the Safe Schools Conference in Oslo today. By the end of the day, 37 nations had endorsed the “Safe Schools Declaration” to protect education from attack. “This is a long overdue declaration”, said Egeland, who was one of the speakers at the Safe Schools Conference earlier today. A recent tragedy shows the relevance of the declaration. On the 20th May a 7-years old school girl was killed by a landmine in a NRC supported school in Colombia.