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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Ninth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Ninth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Thursday 27 September

Wednesday 26 September 2018

NEW YORK – United States – Today, the Ninth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting was hosted by Morocco and the Netherlands.

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.

This year’s Ministerial Plenary Meeting 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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