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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Sahel Region Moving Forward on Border Security

Sahel Region Moving Forward on Border Security

In close cooperation with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), the GCTF hosted a workshop on border security in a counterterrorism context...

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Workshop on Identifying and Countering Terrorist Recruiters and Facilitators

Workshop on Identifying and Countering Terrorist Recruiters and Facilitators

The GCTF’s Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group convened an expert meeting in Washington on 25-26 April to discuss ways to identify and counter terrorist recruiters and facilitators...

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Ninth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting in The Hague

Ninth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting in The Hague

The GCTF Coordinating Committee convened for its ninth meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 12 and 13 April 2016. Member States and representatives of the GCTF partner organizations reviewed the Forum’s strategic priorities, considered the ongoing and planned initiatives, and reviewed activities since the previous Coordinating Committee Meeting in New York, held on 25 September 2015... Read more »
Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Plenary Meeting

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Plenary Meeting

The fifth plenary meeting of the GCTF’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group provided an opportunity for members, Working Group Co-Chairs, and implementing partners to identify areas where closer cooperation with the CVE Working Group should be promoted...

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Expert Workshop on the Implementation of Rabat Good Practices 12-15 in the Sahel Region

Expert Workshop on the Implementation of Rabat Good Practices 12-15 in the Sahel Region

The Co-Chairs of the GCTS’s Sahel Capacity Building (Sahel) Working Group, Algeria and Canada, in collaboration with the Co-Chairs of the Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group, Egypt and the United States (US), organized a workshop focusing on the Rabat Memorandum’s good practices related to legal frameworks as a way to promote rule of law-compliant responses to terrorism in the Sahel region...

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