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

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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Pictures of the GCTF Seventh Ministerial Plenary

Pictures of the GCTF Seventh Ministerial Plenary

21 September 2016

New York - United States - Click here to see a gallery of pictures taken during the Seventh Ministerial Plenary held on 20 September 2016.

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Tenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Tenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

19 September 2016

NEW YORK - United States - On 19 September 2016, the Tenth GCTF Coordinating Committee convened in New York, the first held under the Co-Chairmanship of Morocco and the Netherlands.

 

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Horn of Africa Capacity Building Working Group - Plenary Meeting

Horn of Africa Capacity Building Working Group - Plenary Meeting

2 June 2016

DJIBOUTI CITY - Djibouti - The GCTF’s Horn of Africa (HOA) Capacity Building Working Group’s Fifth Plenary Meeting convened in Djibouti City, Djibouti, on 2 June 2016.

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UN Counter-Terrorism Centre – GCTF Border Security Initiative - Second Regional Workshop on the Horn of Africa

UN Counter-Terrorism Centre – GCTF Border Security Initiative - Second Regional Workshop on the Horn of Africa

29-30 May 2016

DJIBOUTI CITY - Djibouti - Under the auspices of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) – GCTF Border Security Initiative (BSI), the Government of Djibouti hosted the second regional workshop on the Horn of Africa, on 29-30 May 2016, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. 

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