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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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.

An Effective Response to the Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) Phenomenon

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law WG - Expert Meeting on the Development of Recommendations for the Collection, Use, and Sharing of Evidence for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law WG - Expert Meeting on the Development of Recommendations for the Collection, Use, and Sharing of Evidence for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects

13-14 March 2018

Wednesday 14 March 2018

The aim of the Working Group Co-Chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland, is to consolidate and build on the work that has already been done by the GCTF and other actors in the field of prosecuting terrorism cases while aiming at strengthening criminal justice responses to terrorism within a rule-of-law framework by providing guidance on collecting, sharing and the use of evidence in terrorism-related cases. In this regard, the Expert Meeting provided a first opportunity for participants to present on their national practices, share experiences and provide suggestions with regards to the development of these Recommendations, inducing trough the work in break-out sessions.

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