The “Foreign Terrorist Fighters” (FTF) Working Group Plenary Meeting: Improving International Collaboration to Address the Foreign Terrorist Fighter Phenomenon
MARRAKECH - Morocco - The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) “Foreign Terrorist Fighters” (FTF) Working Group Plenary Meeting convened in Marrakech, Morocco, on 17-18 May 2016. Participants reviewed the Working Group’s strategic priorities, discussed the proposed Addendum to The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum on Good Practices for a more effective response to the FTF phenomenon
(The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum
), considered ongoing and planned initiatives, and reviewed activities since the previous Working Group Plenary Meeting.
Key themes of the discussion included: trends and dynamics on FTF; The Addendum to The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum
; and the importance of a renewed focus on strategic communications.
The Addendum to The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum
is part of the cross-cutting Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization to Violence (Life Cycle Initiative)
, which will be presented and adopted at the Tenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting and the Seventh Ministerial Plenary Meeting in New York in September 2016.
The GCTF Coordinating Committee convened for its ninth meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 12 and 13 April 2016. Member States and representatives of the GCTF partner organizations reviewed the Forum’s strategic priorities, considered the ongoing and planned initiatives, and reviewed activities since the previous Coordinating Committee Meeting in New York, held on 25 September 2015...