Summit on Peace in Ukraine: Joint Communiqué on a Peace Framework

Bürgenstock, Switzerland 16 June 2024

The ongoing war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine continues to cause large-scale human suffering and destruction, and to create risks and crises with global repercussions. We gathered in Switzerland on 15-16 June 2024 to enhance a high-level dialogue on pathways towards a comprehensive, just and lasting peace for Ukraine. We reiterated resolutions A/RES/ES-11/1 and A/RES/ES-11/6 adopted at the UN General Assembly and underscored our commitment to upholding international law including the United Nations Charter. This Summit was built on the previous discussions that have taken place based on Ukraine’s Peace Formula and other peace proposals which are in line with international law, including the United Nations Charter.

We deeply appreciate Switzerland’s hospitality and its initiative to host the High-Level Summit as expression of its firm commitment to promoting international peace and security.

We had a fruitful, comprehensive and constructive exchange of various views on pathways towards a framework for a comprehensive, just and lasting peace, based on international law, including the United Nations Charter. In particular, we reaffirm our commitment to refraining from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, the principles of sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of all states, including Ukraine, within their internationally recognized borders, including territorial waters, and the resolution of disputes through peaceful means as principles of international law.

We, furthermore, have a common vision on the following crucial aspects: 

  1. Firstly, any use of nuclear energy and nuclear installations must be safe, secured, safe-guarded and environmentally sound. Ukrainian nuclear power plants and installations, including Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, must operate safely and securely under full sovereign control of Ukraine and in line with IAEA principles and under its supervision.

    Any threat or use of nuclear weapons in the context of the ongoing war against Ukraine is inadmissible.

  2. Secondly, global food security depends on uninterrupted manufacturing and supply of food products. In this regard, free, full and safe commercial navigation, as well as access to sea ports in the Black and Azov Seas, are critical. Attacks on merchant ships in ports and along the entire route, as well as against civilian ports and civilian port infrastructure, are unacceptable.

    Food security must not be weaponized in any way. Ukrainian agricultural products should be securely and freely provided to interested third countries.

  3. Thirdly, all prisoners of war must be released by complete exchange. All deported and unlawfully displaced Ukrainian children, and all other Ukrainian civilians who were unlawfully detained, must be returned to Ukraine.

We believe that reaching peace requires the involvement of and dialogue between all parties. We, therefore, decided to undertake concrete steps in the future in the above-mentioned areas with further engagement of the representatives of all parties.

The United Nations Charter, including the principles of respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all states, can and will serve as a basis in achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine.

List of states and international organisations supporting the Joint Communiqué

Status 11 July 2024

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Council of Europe, Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, European Commission, European Council, European Parliament, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kingdom of Tonga, Kosovo, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Organization of American States, Palau, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Malawi, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Romania, San Marino, Sao Tomé and Principe, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor Leste, Türkiye, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Zambia

Further states and international organisations wishing to support the Joint Communiqué can do so by writing to peacesummit.consultation@eda.admin.ch.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate attended the Summit as observer and supports the principles set forth in the Joint Communiqué. 

Changes to the list of supporters since the first publication

Delegations wishing to sign up to the Joint Communiqué had until the evening before the summit to inform Switzerland. The Joint Communiqué is a "living document": other states can join the Communiqué at any time (opt in). This option is also available to states that did not participate in the summit. Likewise, states can also opt out. 

If a state neither explicitly supports the Joint Communiqué nor registers an opt-out, this is deemed to be consent (silence procedure). Switzerland clearly communicated the silence procedure during the consultation of the Joint Communiqué with the states. 

Status of the list of countries and organizations at the time of first publication on 16 June 2024, 1.30pm

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Council of Europe, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, European Commission, European Council, European Parliament, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Palau, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Sao Tomé and Principe, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor Leste, Türkiye, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Date
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Date
Added to the list Removed from the list Total countries and organisations
16.06.2024
    Number of countries and organisations at the time of the first publication of the list: 84
16.06.2024   Jordan 83
16.06.2024   Iraq 82
17.06.2024   Rwanda 81
18.06.2024 Antigua and Barbuda   82
19.06.2024 Organisation of American States   83
19.06.2024 Zambia   84
21.06.2024 Republic of the Marshall Islands   85
21.06.2024 Barbados    86
24.06.2024 Republic of Malawi    87
25.06.2024 Co-operative Republic of Guyana   88
26.06.2024 Kingdom of Tonga   89
28.06.2024 Federated States of Micronesia   90
10.07.2024 Republic of Mauritius    91
11.07.2024 Independent State of Papua New Guinea    92

Last update 12.07.2024

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