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