In May 2014 in Lomé, Togo, the g7+ Ministerial Forum agreed the g7+ Charter, further formalizing the g7+ membership. A year before that, in December 2013, the g7+ Secretariat was registered as an independent entity in Timor-Leste, where the g7+ Secretariat is located.
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 18 December 2019 adopted the resolution granting g7+ an observer status at the UN. This is a historical milestone in the journey of the g7+. The decision to apply for the observer status was taken during the 5th Ministerial meeting of g7+ in June 2019. Subsequently, the Permanent mission of Sierra Leone to the UN on behalf of the g7+ members submitted the request to the UN Secretary General upon which the item was included in the agenda of the 74th session of the General Assembly. The g7+ Secretariat worked along with the Permanent missions of Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste and other members in New York during the month of October to galvanize support for the resolution.