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.

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Focus points

  • Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law
  • Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) 
  • Detention and Reintegration 
  • Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) 
  • Capacity-building in the East Africa Region
  • Capacity-building in the West Africa Region 

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Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization

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Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context Workshop

Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context Workshop

Following the Inaugural Meeting of the GCTF Soft Targets Initiative (STI), held in Turkey in December 2016, the First Regional Workshop was convened in Singapore on 30-31 March 2017...

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Eleventh GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Eleventh GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

The Eleventh GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting was hosted on 9-10 March 2017, in Zürich, Switzerland... Read more »
Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Plenary Meeting

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Plenary Meeting

The GCTF’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Co-Chairs, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK), organized the seventh plenary meeting of the Working Group in Abu Dhabi, on 8 March 2017... Read more »
Dialogue on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Radicalization to Violence in Central Asia

Dialogue on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Radicalization to Violence in Central Asia

Under the auspices of the GCTF FTF Working Group, co-chaired by Morocco and the Netherlands, the United States led a “Dialogue on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and Radicalization to Violence in Central Asia”, on 23 February 2017, in The Hague... Read more »
Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group Plenary Meeting

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group Plenary Meeting

On 16 January 2017, 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 in Cairo, Egypt... Read more »
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