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

Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative - Second Regional Meeting

Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative - Second Regional Meeting

5-6 February 2018

TIRANA – Albania - The Netherlands led the Second Regional Meeting of the Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative, hosted by Albania.  Read more »
Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Eighth Plenary Meeting

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Eighth Plenary Meeting

30 January 2018

VALLETTA – Malta - On 30 January 2018, the Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Co-Chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland, held the Sixth Working Group Plenary Meeting in Valletta. Read more »
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 »
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