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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Detention and Reintegration Working Group - Third Plenary Meeting

Detention and Reintegration Working Group - Third Plenary Meeting

1-2 December 2016

BATAM - Indonesia - On 1-2 December 2016, Indonesia hosted the GCTF Detention and ReintegrationWorking Group's Third Plenary Meeting in Batam, Indonesia.

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Sahel Working Group - Fourth Plenary Meeting

Sahel Working Group - Fourth Plenary Meeting

28-30 November 2016

ALGIERS - Algeria - The GCTF's Sahel Working Group Co-Chairs, Algeria and Canada, organized the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Working Group in Algiers, Algeria.

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Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Plenary Meeting

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Plenary Meeting

7-8 November 2016

ABU DHABI – the United Arab Emirates - The GCTF’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Co-Chairs, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK), organized the Sixth Plenary Meeting of the Working Group in Abu Dhabi, on 7-8 November 2016.

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Symposium on Preventing and Countering Terrorists’ Use of the Internet

Symposium on Preventing and Countering Terrorists’ Use of the Internet

21 October 2016

BEIJING - China - On 21 October 2016, the People’s Republic of China hosted the Second Symposium on Preventing and Countering Terrorists’ Use of the Internet (TUI).

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Seventh GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Seventh GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

21 September 2016

NEW YORK - United States - 2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). On 21 September 2016, the Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco, Mr Nasser Bourita, and Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Mr Bert Koenders, co-chaired the Seventh Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the GCTF in New York. The Ministerial Plenary Meeting showcased the action-oriented and strategic nature of the GCTF and provided an opportunity to take stock of the progress achieved since the launch of the Forum, five years ago.

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