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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Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Workshop on the CVE Challenges of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and their Families

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Workshop on the CVE Challenges of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and their Families

7-8 March 2019

Friday 8 March 2019

The Workshop provided an opportunity for CVE policymakers, practitioners, experts, and civil society organizations (CSOs) to discuss the challenges of rehabilitating and reintegrating returnees, relocators, and their families as well as effective and inclusive approaches in this regard. The Workshop built on the work conducted by the GCTF Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group and prioritized operational CVE discussions, including lessons learned from monitoring and evaluation, and a focus on gender dimensions throughout each of the sessions. With this, the Workshop also informed the development of an Addendum to the GCTF Good Practices on Women and Countering Violent Extremism by the CVE Working Group.

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