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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New interactive content!

Documents of the GCTF Lifecycle Toolkit are now available in an interactive format as well. Here you can find some of our documents as interactive infographics, where you can navigate through the different elements of our good practice documents, guidelines and recommendations on prosecuting terrorists, rehabilitation and reintegration of foreign terrorist fighters, as well as the important role of psychologists and religious leaders can play in this process.   

New videos on the GCTF's work on foreign terrorist fighters, their returning families and homegrown terrorism!

Short videos are now available that explain the GCTF's work on providing non-binding good practices for States on how to more effectively respond to the foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) phenomenon, how to address the threat of returning and relocating families of foreign terrorist fighters and on ways to prevent, detect, intervene and respond to homegrown terrorism.

You can check out all GCTF videos here!

Listen to our podcasts on national CVE strategies and CT responses in the criminal justice sector!

We have created podcasts covering core GCTF Framework Documents. You can now listen to our podcasts explaining the Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector and the good practices on developing national CVE strategies.

Four years of GCTF Co-Chairmanship

The Kingdoms of Morocco and the Netherlands published a Legacy Paper of their work within the frameworks of their Co-Chairmanship of the GCTF between 2015 - 2019. The Legacy Paper highlights the former Co-Chairs' main achievements, as well as the strategic priorities of their Co-Chairmanship. 

The Legacy Paper is available in Arabic, English and French.

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.

Assistance to Victims of Terrorism Immediately after the Attack and in Criminal Proceedings

Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region Working Group - Second Plenary Meeting

Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region Working Group - Second Plenary Meeting

20 February 2019

Wednesday 20 February 2019

The purpose of the meeting was to take stock of the progress and national experiences related to the six priority themes of the EAWG Work Plan 2018 – 2019 and provide an opportunity to update on ongoing priorities and challenges. The six priority areas include Border Security and Information Sharing, Counterterrorism (CT) Legislation and Related Training, National and Regional P/CVE Action Plans, Countering Terrorist Financing, Strategic Communications and Inter-faith Dialogue. Sessions related to countering terrorism online and countering violent extremism (CVE) enabled GCTF Members and partner organizations to share best practices and lessons learned and identify possible opportunities for regional cooperation.


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