GCTF - Members and Partners

Members and Partners:

The 30 founding Members of the GCTF are:

Algeria France  The Netherlands        Spain
Australia Germany New Zealand Switzerland
Canada India Nigeria Turkey
China Indonesia Pakistan United Arab Emirates (UAE)  
Colombia Italy Qatar United Kingdom (UK)
Denmark Japan Russian Federation United States (US)
Egypt Jordan Saudi Arabia  
European Union (EU)         Morocco              South Africa  



The GCTF is an outward-looking forum that benefits not only its 30 members, but all states and organizations that share its goals and priorities. Non-member states and organizations are regularly invited to partner with and participate in GCTF workshops and activities, and to provide input into GCTF framework documents and tools. 


As established by the Joint UN-GCTF Ministerial Statement, issued at the Ninth Ministerial Plenary Meeting in September 2018, in New York, the relationship with the United Nations (UN) and its specialized agencies is of utmost importance to the GCTF, regarding both counterterrorism (CT) as well as preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). The GCTF seeks to support and promote global efforts to implement the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (2006) and the UN CT Framework more broadly, including the UN Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (2016) and relevant UN Security Council Resolutions. With the establishment of the UN Global Counter Terrorism Coordination Compact and its Working Groups in 2019, the close and mutually reinforcing relationship between the two organizations has evolved, as coordination became more formalized.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of key partners and stakeholders:

United Nations (UN):


Regional and International Organizations:

African Union (AU)

APEC Counter-Terrorism Working Group

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Council of Europe (CoE)

Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)



European Council on Juvenile Justice (ECJJ)

Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

International Association for Police Chiefs (IAPC)

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA)


Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - OSCE Action against Terrorism Unit

Organization of American States (OAS) - OAS Inter-American Committee against Terrorism

Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Council Organization (SARPCCO)


Academic Institutions and Think Tanks:

Asser Institute, Centre for International and European Law

Duke University’s Triangle Centre on Terrorism and Homeland Security

Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

International Center for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague (ICCT)

RAND Corporation

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)


Developing a Worldwide Network of Civilian CT Practicioners:

One of the founding principles of the GCTF is the importance of enhancing dialogue among national counterterrorism officials to promote international cooperation. Through the more than 120 meetings, workshops, and other activities held worldwide since its launch in September 2011, the GCTF has strengthened existing connections among hundreds of civilian counterterrorism (CT) practitioners and created openings for new connections.