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 Morocco and the Netherlands.

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Eight GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Eight GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

26 September 2015

Saturday 26 September 2015

Key outcomes and cross-cutting themes included the following:

  • GCTF Members welcomed and supported the ‘‘Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization to Violence” as a timely and necessary contribution to the ongoing global work on countering violent extremism (CVE). The initiative is designed to capture the full life cycle of radicalization, from the front end, where governments and communities are attempting to prevent susceptible individuals from being attracted to the ideologies promoted by ISIL/Da’esh as well as other terrorist groups with different ideologies, to the back end, where governments and communities need to assess the risk posed by radicalized individuals and determine how best to prosecute and/or reintegrate them into society.

  • GCTF Members praised the coordination effort proposed through the International Counterterrorism and CVE Capacity-Building Clearinghouse Mechanism (ICCM), financially sponsored by the United States and co-chaired by the United States and Turkey.

  • Members pledged to implement the new framework documents to be adopted at the sixth Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the GCTF: The Good Practices on Women and CVE and the Addendum to the Algiers Memorandum on Good Practices on Preventing and Denying the Benefits of Kidnapping for Ransom (KFR) by Terrorists.

  • GCTF Members acknowledged the role the three GCTF-inspired institutions – Hedayah, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ), and the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) – play in helping members and partners operationalize the objectives of the Forum.

  • GCTF Members welcomed the smooth transition of the co-chairmanship of the GCTF from the United States to the Netherlands.

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