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.

The Lifecycle of Radicalization

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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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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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