The GFMD Operating Modalities [ ES | FR ] were endorsed during the first meeting of the GFMD in Brussels in 2007. They aimed to provide a structuring framework to organize GFMD chairing arrangements, as well as funding and technical support to the Chair-in-Office. These Modalities were also meant to ensure continuity and to set out basic principles on the GFMD’s relations with the UN and with other non-government partners, including civil society and the private sector.*
The GFMD’s structure has continued to evolve over the course of its existence, and its current overall structure is described by the following diagram:
* Engagement with local authorities through the Mayors Mechanism was not yet envisaged at the time of drafting the TORs.