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

Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group - Plenary Meeting

Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group - Plenary Meeting

12 March 2019

MALAGA - Spain - The Plenary Meeting of the Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group was hosted by Working Group Co-Chairs, Jordan and the United States. 

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Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Workshop on the CVE Challenges of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and their Families

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Workshop on the CVE Challenges of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and their Families

7-8 March 2019

THE HAGUE - the Netherlands - the Workshop on CVE Challenges of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and their Families was hosted by CVE Working Group Co-Chairs, Australia and Indonesia.

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First GCTF Regional Expert Meeting on the Policy Toolkit on the Zurich-London Recommendations on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online

First GCTF Regional Expert Meeting on the Policy Toolkit on the Zurich-London Recommendations on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online

6 March 2019

THE HAGUE - the Netherlands - The first GCTF Regional Expert Meeting on the Policy Toolkit on the Zurich-London Recommendations on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online was hosted by Initiative Co-Leads, Australia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region Working Group - Second Plenary Meeting

Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region Working Group - Second Plenary Meeting

20 February 2019

NAIROBI - Kenya - The Second Plenary Meeting of the Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region Working Group was hosted by Working Group Co-Chairs, Egypt and the European Union.

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Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Second Expert Meeting on the Development of a Memorandum on the Use of of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Second Expert Meeting on the Development of a Memorandum on the Use of of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context

7-8 February 2019

VALLETTA - Malta - The Second Expert Meeting on the Development of a Memorandum on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context was hosted by CJ-RoL Working Group Co-Chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland.

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