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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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.

An Effective Response to the Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) Phenomenon

Horn of Africa Working Group - Workshop on the Role of Law Enforcement in Relation to Preventive Actions to Counter Terrorism

Horn of Africa Working Group - Workshop on the Role of Law Enforcement in Relation to Preventive Actions to Counter Terrorism

4-5 April 2017

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Around 100 participants from law enforcement agencies (LEAs), the judiciary, civil society, international organizations and GCTF Members discussed how actual and potential preventive efforts by security actors might help to build more trust and strengthen collaboration between governments and civil society actors in their common efforts against terrorism.


The workshop was convened around the GCTF Life Cycle of Radicalisation to Violence Toolkit and covered several perspectives of it, including prevention, disruption, criminal justice responses and rehabilitation of offenders. The workshop also provided an opportunity to exchange good practices, including those produced by the GCTF, and to discuss current challenges for the practical implementation of the GCTF tools of relevance to preventive actions by security actors to counter terrorism.


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