About the GCTF

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an informal, apolitical, multilateral counterterrorism platform. It is small, nimble, inclusive, and consensus-based. Its overarching mission is to reduce the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by mobilizing expertise and resources to prevent, combat, and prosecute terrorist acts and counter incitement and recruitment to terrorism. 

The Forum brings together policymakers and practitioners from around the world to share experiences and expertise, and to develop practical, publicly available tools and strategies on how to prevent and counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is currently co-chaired by Egypt and the European Union. 

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Exploring Terrorist Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its Impact on Transnational Threats and Unmanned Systems

Exploring Terrorist Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its Impact on Transnational Threats and Unmanned Systems

11 and 12 June 2024

On 11 and 12 June, the GCTF Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems and New, Emerging, and Disruptive Technologies Initiative held a virtual exploratory dialogue on the terrorist use of AI and its impact on transnational threats and unmanned systems. The dialogue is a foundation to support international partners in their counterterrorism work by increasing understanding of threats and identify appropriate mitigations.

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Experts convene to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between climate change and violent extremism conducive to terrorism.

Experts convene to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between climate change and violent extremism conducive to terrorism.

4 June 2024

On 4 June, the Initiative Leads, Germany and Kenya, held an interactive virtual workshop with key experts and practitioners to discuss evidence on the nexus between climate fragility and vulnerability NS violent extremism conducive to terrorism.  Read more »
Vacancy available at the GCTF!

Vacancy available at the GCTF!

31 May 2024

Communications Manager position available in the Administrative Unit of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). Apply now!

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Expert insights strengthen protection measures and security protocols for domestic legal and institutional frameworks.

Expert insights strengthen protection measures and security protocols for domestic legal and institutional frameworks.

22 and 23 May 2024

The GCTF Criminal Justice and Rule of Law  Working Group (CJ-RoL WG), co-chaired by Italy and Nigeria, with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) as the Implementing Partner, organized an expert meeting to discuss existing good practices to protect witnesses and justice officials participating in terrorism cases’ proceedings. The one-day expert meeting was followed by the second Plenary Meeting of the Working Group under the auspices of its Co-Chairs. 

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