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

Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System Threats Fourth Regional Workshop

Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System Threats Fourth Regional Workshop

28-29 May 2019

AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands - The Co-Leads of the GCTF Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Threats, Germany and the United States, co-chaired the Fourth Regional Workshop in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 28-29 May 2019.

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Workshop on Strengthening Capacities to Prevent and Counter Terrorism by Enhancing Cross-Border Collaboration and Information Exchange on Foreign Terrorist Fighters Between Law Enforcement Agen

Workshop on Strengthening Capacities to Prevent and Counter Terrorism by Enhancing Cross-Border Collaboration and Information Exchange on Foreign Terrorist Fighters Between Law Enforcement Agen

8-9 May 2019

BERLIN - Germany - Germany organized the workshop under the auspices of the GCTF Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) Working Group in collaboration with the Co-Chairs of the Capacity-Building in the West Africa (WA) Region Working Group, Algeria and Canada, and INTERPOL.

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Initiative on Improving Capabilities for Detecting and Interdicting Terrorist Travel through Enhanced Terrorist Screening and Information Sharing Second Regional Workshop

Initiative on Improving Capabilities for Detecting and Interdicting Terrorist Travel through Enhanced Terrorist Screening and Information Sharing Second Regional Workshop

2-3 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia - Initiative Co-Leads, Morocco and the United States, held the Second Regional Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 2-3 May 2019.

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Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems Threats - Third Regional Workshop

Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems Threats - Third Regional Workshop

19-20 March 2019

SEOUL - South Korea - The Co-Leads of the GCTF Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Threats, Germany and the United States, co-chaired the Third Regional Workshop in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 19-20 March 2019.

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Fifteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Fifteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

13-14 March 2019

MALAGA – Spain – The Fifteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting was hosted by GCTF Co-Chairs Morocco and the Netherlands on 13-14 March 2019. 

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