The ICRI Secretariat is hosted by ICRI Members on a voluntary basis and rotates every 2 years. Since 2004, the Secretariat has been co-chaired by a developed and a developing country. The ICRI Secretariat organizes its work through an Action Plan approved by the ICRI members. The Action Plan is organized to implement the ICRI Call to Action and Framework for Action.
As of June 1st, 2016 until May 2018, the ICRI secretariat is co-chaired by France and Madagascar.
For France, the following ministries are involved in the Secretariat: Ministry of Overseas France (www.outre-mer.gouv.fr/), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/) and the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea (http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr)