Since announcing the holding of the WHRF in Marrakesh, many organizational bodies have been put in place to ensure the preparation of the Forum:
- An international monitoring committee
- A Moroccan national secretariat consisting of the National Human Rights Council, the Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights and key ministries;
- A welcoming committee in Marrakesh mobilizing local government services, the municipality, the Regional Council, tourism and culture professionals, the university and the Regional Commission of the National Human Rights Council;
- An international scientific committee comprising associations’ representatives, government officials, researchers and experts in human rights.
Two national and preparatory seminars were held in June and in September in the city of Casablanca with the participation of about a hundred networks of the Moroccan civil society.
An association for the funding of the Forum, Ajial Foundation for Human Rights, was established.
A working group was formed and includes staffers from the National Human Rights Council, the Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights and newly recruited members.