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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Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization

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Horn of Africa Capacity Building Working Group Plenary Meeting

Horn of Africa Capacity Building Working Group Plenary Meeting

Horn of Africa Region, the GCTF and its inspired institutions cooperate to implement the GCTF Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization to Violence...

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UN Counter-Terrorism Centre – GCTF Border Security Initiative Second Regional Workshop on the Horn of Africa

UN Counter-Terrorism Centre – GCTF Border Security Initiative Second Regional Workshop on the Horn of Africa

Under the auspices of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) – GCTF Border Security Initiative (BSI), the Government of Djibouti hosted the second regional workshop on the Horn of Africa, on 29-30 May 2016, in Djibouti City, Djibouti...  

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Workshop on Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTFs)

Workshop on Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTFs)

The GCTF’s Detention and Reintegration and Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Groups and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) teamed up with experts in Turin to discuss the ways forward on the rehabilitation and reintegration of returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTFs)...

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The Role of Family is Critical in Preventing Violent Extremism

The Role of Family is Critical in Preventing Violent Extremism

Families are vital to preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). Under the auspices of the GCTF’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group, Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for CVE, hosted a workshop on the P/CVE roles of families. From shaping attitudes toward non-violence to serving as a “front line” actor in identifying signs of possible radicalization to violence, preventing such radicalization’s onset, and intervening in the radicalization process, families represent key, often under-utilized, partners in P/CVE efforts...

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The “Foreign Terrorist Fighters” (FTF) Working Group Plenary Meeting: Improving International Collaboration to Address the Foreign Terrorist Fighter Phenomenon

The “Foreign Terrorist Fighters” (FTF) Working Group Plenary Meeting: Improving International Collaboration to Address the Foreign Terrorist Fighter Phenomenon

The GCTF’s “Foreign Terrorist Fighters” (FTF) Working Group convened its annual Plenary Meeting in Marrakech on 17-18 May. The main topics discussed included ways to address the threat of returning FTFs (RFTFs)...

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