The Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery (UFAR)


The Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery (UFAR) is an initiative in support of the Government of Ukraine’s efforts to recover stolen assets.

The Forum is being hosted in London by the United Kingdom and the United States, in agreement with Ukraine, from 29 – 30th April 2014. It brings together a range of international partners from over thirty countries and territories around the world, as well several international organizations.

The objectives of UFAR are to:

  • reaffirm political commitment in tracing and recovering stolen assets;
  • facilitate international cooperation for the early tracing and freezing of such assets;
  • enable the sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and available tools, particularly for the benefit of Ukrainian practitioners;
  • address the challenges of tracing stolen assets hidden behind complex corporate structures;
  • promote direct contacts, networking and trust-building, among practitioners across jurisdictions;
  • Identify specific capacity building needs.

Senior government officials including Ministers, policy makers, judicial experts, prosecutors, investigators, financial intelligence analysts, and regulators are participating in UFAR.   

The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) is providing technical support and expertise to UFAR and its attendees.