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 (CVE) Working Group Eighth Plenary Meeting

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Eighth Plenary Meeting

17 November 2017

VALLETTA – Malta - The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Co-Chairs, Australia and Indonesia, organized the Eighth CVE Working Group Plenary Meeting at the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ), in Valletta on 17 November 2017. Read more »
Launch Event of the GCTF Initiative on Addressing Homegrown Terrorism

Launch Event of the GCTF Initiative on Addressing Homegrown Terrorism

15-16 November 2017

VALLETTA – Malta - The GCTF Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism (AHT) Co-Leads, Morocco and the United States, chaired the AHT Launch Event in Valletta on 15-16 November 2017.  Read more »
Launch Event on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Launch Event on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters

1 November 2017

LONDON – United Kingdom - The GCTF Initiative on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters Launch Event was held in London on 1 November 2017 under the co-leadership of the Netherlands and the United States. Read more »
First Regional Meeting on the Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative

First Regional Meeting on the Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative

25 October 2017

ALGIERS – Algeria - The Netherlands led the First Regional Meeting of The Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative in Algiers, Algeria. Read more »
Capacity-Building in the West Africa Region Working Group - Plenary Meeting

Capacity-Building in the West Africa Region Working Group - Plenary Meeting

23-24 October 2017

ALGIERS – Algeria - The GCTF Capacity-Building in the West Africa Region Working Group Co-Chairs, Algeria and Canada, convened the Working Groups's Plenary Meeting in Algiers, on 23-24 October 2017.

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