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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Ninth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Ninth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

27 September 2018

Wednesday 26 September 2018

In the Joint UN-GCTF Ministerial Statement adopted during this meeting, the Ministers of the GCTF Members together with the United Nations reaffirmed their commitment to the joint international fight against terrorism and violent extremism. In addition, the Ministerial Meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the Forum’s efforts and achievements, discuss its priorities and highlight future Initiatives and activities to be launched under its auspices. As GCTF Co-Chairs, Morocco and the Netherlands are determined to continue promoting the GCTF’s role in a strategic, long-term civilian approach to countering terrorism and violent extremism.

This year’s Ministerial Meeting focused in particular on deepening the close and ongoing cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and the GCTF. The Forum remains strongly committed to support and catalyze the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and the broader UN CT framework.

Members endorsed four new GCTF Framework Documents addressing: Homegrown Terrorism, 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.


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