Ukraine Recovery Conference URC2022 Outcome Document: “Lugano Declaration” (Lugano, 4-5 July 2022) – Ukraine


We, Heads of State and Government, Ministers and High Representatives of Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland , Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America as well as the highest officials and senior representatives of the Council of Europe, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development,

participate in the URC2022 Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, Switzerland, July 4-5, 2022, co-hosted by the governments of Switzerland and Ukraine;

condemning in the strongest terms the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and urging the Russian Federation to withdraw its troops from Ukrainian territory without delay;

reaffirming our full support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and respect for international law, including international humanitarian law;

recognizing that the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine – including the deliberate targeting of civilians – has resulted in significant loss of life, the catastrophic destruction of infrastructure, schools, hospitals, civilian housing and cultural heritage, an acute humanitarian crisis, severe economic and financial loss for Ukraine, and has destabilized global supply chains and threatened global food security;

taking note of the decision of the Brussels European Council of 23 and 24 June 2022 to recognize Ukraine’s European perspective and to grant Ukraine the status of an EU candidate country;

welcoming the timely holding of the conference, which serves as an international kick-off for Ukraine’s recovery process; by this non-legally binding policy document:

fully commit to supporting Ukraine throughout its journey, from inception to long-term recovery, and linking this to Ukraine’s European perspective and its status as an EU candidate country; encourage and welcome all commitments to provide coordinated political, financial and technical support to this end;

endorse the guiding principles for the recovery process annexed to this document (“Lugano Principles”);

recognize the Ukraine-led draft recovery and development plan as an overarching framework guiding the recovery process, enabling coordinated multi-stakeholder participation and partnerships, and looking forward to engaging in the refinement and implementation implementation of the plan; recognize that the recovery and development plan is a living document that will need to be consulted and adapted over time to reflect changing circumstances;

support the establishment of an effective coordination platform between the Ukrainian government and all its bilateral and multilateral partners, international organizations and financial institutions for the preparation and implementation of Ukraine’s recovery and development plan , building on existing structures and establishing a clear link with the broad reform agenda; affirm that integrity, transparency and accountability are essential to the successful implementation of the National Recovery and Development Plan; emphasize the importance of fair and transparent practices in development finance, lending and borrowing, in accordance with recognized international rules, standards and principles; 1

welcome innovative approaches to recovery, such as digital transformation, green energy transition, innovative and sustainable national and international financing, including the mobilization of possible reparations, contributions from private donors and the private sector; invite the private sector, academia and civil society as well as sub-national level actors, such as cities, hospitals and others, to enter into partnerships with their Ukrainian counterparts;

welcome concerted efforts to ensure strong follow-up and engagement of Ukraine’s recovery process by international partners, such as the establishment of an international platform for Ukraine’s recovery and the initiative to the G7 Presidency to convene an international conference of high-level experts; welcome the offer of the United Kingdom to host the next conference.

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