FIGO is based in London, the UK, where it is registered as a charity (a non-profit organisation).
All activities have been achieved with only three full-time employees until 2007 - however, due to recent rapid expansion, there are now 22 staff members, headed by a full-time Chief Executive.
It is a democratic body, and its governance is set out in its Constitution.
A General Assembly - comprising delegates from every Member Society - meets every three years on the occasion of the World Congress, electing the President and Officers for the ensuing three-year period (Member Societies’ votes are cast according to a sliding scale based on membership).
The Executive Board - comprised of representatives from 24 Member Societies and six FIGO Officers - meets at least once every year, and is also elected by free vote at the Assembly. It determines policy and is responsible for administrative procedures.
The FIGO Secretariat in London is responsible for all administrative matters, and is the base for some of FIGO’s project activities.