Founding Documents

Two core documents underpin the Global Counterterrorism Forum — the Political Declaration and the Terms of Reference.

The Political Declaration outlines the principles and objectives that established the Forum. In it, the founding members acknowledge the threat and its destructive consequences, condemn all forms of terrorism and violent extremism, and underscore the importance of comprehensive, sustainable responses.

The Terms of Reference outline the structure and standard operating procedures of the Forum.

Additional commitments

Over the years, a number of other high-level outputs have been agreed by the Forum's membership. The GCTF has issued statements and declarations, including with the United Nations. These documents describe additional commitments made by the Forum.