The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an international forum of 29 countries and the European Union with an overarching mission of reducing the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by preventing, combating, and prosecuting terrorist acts and countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism.

Our forum brings together experts and practitioners from countries and regions around the world to share experiences and expertise, and develop tools and strategies on how to counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is Co-Chaired by Canada and Morocco.

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New interactive content!

Documents of the GCTF Lifecycle Toolkit are now available in an interactive format as well. Here you can find some of our documents as interactive infographics, where you can navigate through the different elements of our good practice documents, guidelines and recommendations on prosecuting terrorists, rehabilitation and reintegration of foreign terrorist fighters, as well as the important role of psychologists and religious leaders can play in this process.   

New videos on the GCTF's work on foreign terrorist fighters, their returning families and homegrown terrorism!

Short videos are now available that explain the GCTF's work on providing non-binding good practices for States on how to more effectively respond to the foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) phenomenon, how to address the threat of returning and relocating families of foreign terrorist fighters and on ways to prevent, detect, intervene and respond to homegrown terrorism.

You can check out all GCTF videos here!

Listen to our podcasts on national CVE strategies and CT responses in the criminal justice sector!

We have created podcasts covering core GCTF Framework Documents. You can now listen to our podcasts explaining the Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector and the good practices on developing national CVE strategies.

Four years of GCTF Co-Chairmanship

The Kingdoms of Morocco and the Netherlands published a Legacy Paper of their work within the frameworks of their Co-Chairmanship of the GCTF between 2015 - 2019. The Legacy Paper highlights the former Co-Chairs' main achievements, as well as the strategic priorities of their Co-Chairmanship. 

The Legacy Paper is available in Arabic, English and French.

Ministerial Statements from the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Please see below the Ministerial Statements of GCTF Members, GCTF-Inspired Institutions and the United Nations delivered at the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting held in New York, United States on 25 September 2019:

Handover of GCTF Co-Chairmanship

The Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting marks the end of two consecutive mandates of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of the Netherlands as Co-Chairs of the GCTF. Canada and Morocco will take over the Co-Chairmanship for the upcoming two years.

Assistance to Victims of Terrorism Immediately after the Attack and in Criminal Proceedings

Initiative on National-Local Cooperation in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) Virtual Consultation

Initiative on National-Local Cooperation in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) Virtual Consultation

20-23 April 2020

The GCTF Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group organised a virtual consultation through an online survey and a series of webinars under its Initiative on National-Local Cooperation in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism. The objective of this Initiative is to develop a Good Practices document to assist countries in enhancing national-local cooperation (NLC) across preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) issues. When finalized, these Good Practices can be used to contribute to the development and implementation of national action plans, sub-national action plans, and capacity-building programs at the national and/or sub-national levels.

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Initiative on Criminal Justice Responses to the Linkages between Terrorism, Transnational Organized Crimes and International Crimes Second Expert Meeting

Initiative on Criminal Justice Responses to the Linkages between Terrorism, Transnational Organized Crimes and International Crimes Second Expert Meeting

11-13 February 2020

SAINT JULIAN'S - Malta - Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Co-Chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland, hosted the Second Expert Meeting within the Initiative on Criminal Justice Responses to the Linkages between Terrorism, Transnational Organized Crimes and International Crimes that focused on the Criminal Justice Responses to the Linkages between Terrorism, the Financing of Terrorism, Illicit Trafficking in Goods and Maritime Crimes.

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Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Plenary Meeting

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Plenary Meeting

11 February 2020

SAINT JULIAN'S - Malta - Working Group Co-Chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland, held their Plenary Meeting in Malta on 11 February 2020.

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Capacity-building in the West Africa Region (WA) Working Group Third Plenary Meeting

Capacity-building in the West Africa Region (WA) Working Group Third Plenary Meeting

3-4 February 2020

LOME - Togo - Co-Chairs of the Capacity-building in the West Africa Region Working Group, Germany and Algeria, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held the Third Plenary Meeting of the Working Group under their new Co-Chair mandate. 

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Watchlisting Guidance Manual Initiative Launch Event

Watchlisting Guidance Manual Initiative Launch Event

22 January 2020

NEW YORK - United States - Initiative Co-Leads, the United Nations and the United States of America hosted the Launch Event in New York, United States of America on 22 January 2020. 

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