The Charter was adopted by the CGIAR at its Annual General Meeting in 2004. This current text includes revisions approved in 2006 and in 2007. The Charter is not a legally binding document, nor does it impose any legal liability on CGIAR members or other components of the CGIAR system. The Charter is a one volume record including annexes. The annexes contain the rules of procedure and related arrangements of the main organs of the CGIAR System.