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 Morocco and the Netherlands.

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Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Plenary Meeting

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Plenary Meeting

8 March 2017

ZURICH - Switzerland - The GCTF’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Co-Chairs, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK), organized the Seventh Plenary Meeting of the Working Group in Zurich, on 8 March 2017.

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Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group - Dialogue on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Radicalization to Violence in Central Asia

Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group - Dialogue on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Radicalization to Violence in Central Asia

23 February 2017

THE HAGUE - the Netherlands - Under the auspices of the GCTF Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group, co-chaired by Morocco and the Netherlands, the United States led a “Dialogue on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and Radicalization to Violence in Central Asia.”

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Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Fifth Plenary Meeting

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Fifth Plenary Meeting

16 January 2017

CAIRO - Egypt - The GCTF's Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group’s co-chairs, Egypt and the United States, held the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Working Group on 16 January 2017.

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Initiative on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism - Expert Meeting

Initiative on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism - Expert Meeting

9-11 January 2017

LONDON - United Kingdom - The GCTF’s Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Initiative Co-Leads, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK), organized an Expert Meeting on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism on 9-11 January 2017.

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Initiative on the Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context - Inaugural Meeting

Initiative on the Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context - Inaugural Meeting

8-9 December 2016

ANTALYA - Turkey - The GCTF's Soft Targets Initiative (STI) Co-Leads, Turkey and the United States, chaired the inaugural meeting of the Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context in Antalya held on 8-9 December 2016.

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