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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Symposium on Preventing and Countering Terrorists’ Use of the Internet

Symposium on Preventing and Countering Terrorists’ Use of the Internet

On 21 October 2016, the People’s Republic of China hosted the Second Symposium on Preventing and Countering Terrorists’ Use of the Internet (TUI) in Beijing... Read more »
Seventh GCTF Ministerial Meeting adopts Life Cycle Toolkit and Framework Documents

Seventh GCTF Ministerial Meeting adopts Life Cycle Toolkit and Framework Documents

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... 

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Pictures of the GCTF Seventh Ministerial Plenary

Pictures of the GCTF Seventh Ministerial Plenary

Click here to see a gallery of pictures taken during the Seventh Ministerial Plenary...

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Seventh GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Seventh GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

On the 21st of September the GCTF 7th Ministerial Plenary meeting will take place in New York at the Roosevelt Hotel. This will be the first Ministerial meeting under Dutch – Moroccan co-chairmanship...  Read more »
Tenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Tenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

On 19 September 2016, the Tenth GCTF Coordinating Committee convened in New York. This provided opportunity to take stock of the Forum's progress since the last Coordinating Committee Meeting (The Hague, April 2016)...

 

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