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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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.

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Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System Threats Fourth Regional Workshop

Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System Threats Fourth Regional Workshop

28-29 May 2019

Wednesday 29 May 2019

The meeting focused on experiences and lessons learned from Africa and brought together 54 participants, who represented 21 countries, five international organizations as well as two industrial companies. In this context, the workshop sought to raise awareness on how terrorists can use UAS to threaten individuals and civilian targets and promote discussion on national action plans, approaches, and efforts to counter the misuse of UAS. The aim of the Initiative is to develop a set of internationally recognized, non-binding Good Practices that can serve as the basis for international engagement, assistance, and training to understand how international stakeholders can counter terrorist use of UAS. It is anticipated that these Good Practices will be presented for endorsement at the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting in September 2019.