The GFMD has engaged in a period of governance reforms in 2021 that will be completed in the first half of 2022. The Steering Group has mandated the Troika to lead the consultations on governance reforms and the GFMD's meetings. The 2021 Troika was composed of the previous Chair (Ecuador), the outgoing Chair (the UAE) and the forthcoming Chair (France). 

With Senegal joining France in co-Chairing the GFMD as of mid- 2022, the Troika is now composed of the UAE, France and Senegal.

The co-Chairmanship of France and Senegal will officially begin on 1 July 2022. Their programme for the GFMD July 2022 – December 2023 Co-Chairmanship will be posted as soon as available.


The GFMD Steering Group's Sub-Group on Governance Reforms

In early 2021, a Sub-Group of Member States was established to provide support to the Troika and commit to working in-depth on the governance reforms. The Sub-Group on Governance Reform, which is composed of Canada, Egypt, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland and the Troika, has organised its work into four Committees:

a. The Committee on Reforms to the GFMD Governing Structures Terms of Reference (ToRs), co-chaired by Canada and the UAE

b. The Committee on GFMD Long-Term Financial Sustainability, co-chaired by Egypt and France

c. The Committee on GFMD-GCM Relations, chaired by Sweden

d. The Committee on Identifying a GFMD Chair for 2021, chaired by France: (the committee delivered on its mandate in 2021 and has since been discontinued).


An agreement between the GFMD and IOM was reached at the June 2021 Steering Group meeting, on the basis of which IOM provides interim support services to the GFMD until mid-2022, while a long-term solution on secretariat support is being considered.