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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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.

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Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Workshop on Gender and P/CVE: the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Workshop on Gender and P/CVE: the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

18-19 December 2018

MELBOURNE - Australia - The Workshop on Gender and P/CVE: the role of CSOs hosted by CVE Working Group Co-Chairs, Australia and Indonesia.

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Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Ninth Plenary Meeting

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Ninth Plenary Meeting

18 December 2018

MELBOURNE - Australia - The Ninth Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Plenary Meeting was hosted by Working Group Co-Chairs, Australia and Indonesia. 

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Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) Threats Launch Event and First Regional Workshop

Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) Threats Launch Event and First Regional Workshop

13-14 December 2018

BERLIN - Germany - The Co-Leads of the GCTF Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Threats, Germany and the United States, chaired the Launch Event and First Regional Workshop on 13-14 December 2018.

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

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

11-12 December 2018

BERLIN - Germany - The First Regional Workshop was co-chaired by the Co-Leads of the GCTF Initiative on Improving Capabilities for Detecting and Interdicting Terrorist Travel through Enhanced Terrorist Screening and Information Sharing (“Terrorist Travel Initiative”), Morocco and the United States.

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Capacity-building in the West Africa Region Working Group - Second Plenary Meeting

Capacity-building in the West Africa Region Working Group - Second Plenary Meeting

27-28 November 2018

ALGIERS - Algeria - The Second Plenary Meeting of the Capacity-building in the West Africa Region Working Group was co-hosted by Co-Chairs, Algeria and Canada. 

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