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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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.