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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Fourteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Fourteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

24 September 2018

Monday 24 September 2018

NEW YORK – United States – Today, the Fourteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting convened in New York.

The Meeting kicked off with an interactive panel discussion to further the implementation of the GCTF's work. The interactive panel discussion with participation from civil society organizations aimed to connect the multilateral level to the local level and address the current challenges of terrorism and violent extremism.

GCTF Members were furthermore presented with the outcomes of four key activities: the Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism, the Initiative on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of FTFs, the Collection, Use and Sharing of Evidence for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects, and the Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative.

Working Group Co-Chairs updated Members on activities conducted since the last Coordinating Committee Meeting in March 2018 (Tokyo, Japan) and the three GCTF-Inspired Institutions – GCERF, Hedayah, and the IIJ – briefed Members on their work in implementing and operationalizing GCTF’s strategic priorities.