Lugano Declaration aims for Ukraine’s reconstruction: TDC helps with expertise

The draft Recovery and Development Plan under the leadership of Ukraine, which was presented yesterday at the International Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, was recognized as the main framework document that sets the direction of the recovery process. This is stated in the adopted Outcome Declaration of the Conference, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said.

“Heads of state and government, ministers and high-ranking representatives pledged to support Ukraine on its path to recovery — from the beginning to long-term recovery. On behalf of the entire Ukrainian people, I want to thank them for that,” said Denys Shmyhal.

The Prime Minister noted that all highly respected participants of the Conference supported the creation of a coordination platform between the Government of Ukraine and all bilateral and multilateral partners, organizations and international financial organizations for the preparation and implementation of the Plan.

“In just 6 weeks, together with more than 3,000 experts, officials, and parliamentarians, we developed reforms and proposed breakthrough projects in 24 directions. And for this, I also wish to thank all those who have already joined the work on the Recovery Plan,” stressed the Head of the Government.

Denys Shmyhal also announced that work on the implementation of the Recovery Plan would commence today – during the round table.

During the closing session of the Recovery Conference, Swiss President Ignazio Cassis emphasized that the basis of the declaration is the seven principles of Lugano, which determine the criteria and methods of recovery.

The participants of the Conference have approved the following principles:

1. Partnership. Ukraine will lead the recovery process and implement it in partnership with its international partners.

2. Reform focus.

3. Transparency, accountability and rule of law.

4. Democratic participation.

5. Multi-stakeholder engagement.

6. Gender equality and inclusion.

7. Sustainability.

While TDC helped with expertise during the Ukraine Recovery Conference preparations, we are yet working on effective steps to transform statements into actions.