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

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Plenary Meeting

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Plenary Meeting

6 February 2019

VALLETTA - Malta - The Plenary Meeting of the Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-RoL) Working Group was hosted by Working Group Co-Chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland.

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Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Threats - Second Regional Workshop

Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Threats - Second Regional Workshop

30 January 2019

AMMAN - Jordan - The Co-Leads of the GCTF Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Threats, Germany and the United States, co-chaired the Second Regional Workshop in Amman, Jordan, on 30 January 2019.

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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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