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

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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Photo Gallery - Eighth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Photo Gallery - Eighth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

20 September 2017

Click here to see a gallery of pictures taken during the Eighth Ministerial Plenary Meeting on 20 September 2017 in New York, United States.

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Eighth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Eighth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

20 September 2017

NEW YORK - United States - On 20 September 2017, the Eighth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting, co-chaired by Morocco and the Netherlands, took place in New York, United States. 

 

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Twelfth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Twelfth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

18 September 2017

NEW YORK – United States – On 18 September 2017, the Twelfth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting convened in New York.

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Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group - Plenary Meeting

Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group - Plenary Meeting

18 May 2017

THE HAGUE - the Netherlands - The Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group Co-Chairs, Morocco and the Netherlands, held the last Plenary Meeting of this Working Group under their joint co-chairmanship in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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