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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Horn of Africa Working Group - Workshop on the Role of Law Enforcement in Relation to Preventive Actions to Counter Terrorism

Horn of Africa Working Group - Workshop on the Role of Law Enforcement in Relation to Preventive Actions to Counter Terrorism

4-5 April 2017

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia - The Workshop on the Role of Law Enforcement in Relation to Preventive Actions to Counter Terrorism to discuss the role of law enforcement in relation to preventive actions to counter terrorism was held back to back with the Horn of Africa Working Group plenary meeting on 4-5 April 2017. 

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Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context Initiative - Workshop

Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context Initiative - Workshop

30-31 March 2017

SINGAPORE - Singapore - Following the Inaugural Meeting of the GCTF Soft Targets Initiative (STI), held in Turkey in December 2016, the First Regional Workshop was convened in Singapore on 30-31 March 2017. 

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Eleventh GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Eleventh GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

9-10 March 2017

ZURICH - Switzerland - The Eleventh GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting was co-hosted by Co-Chairs, Morocco and the Netherlands, on 9-10 March 2017. Discussions focused on the future structure of the GCTF Working Groups, based upon the Consultations Meeting held in Cairo, Egypt on 15 January 2017, and the Co-Chairs' proposal for the future structure.

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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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