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

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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Capacity-building in the West Africa Region Working Group - Workshop on Police Cooperation

Capacity-building in the West Africa Region Working Group - Workshop on Police Cooperation

29 November 2018

ALGIERS - Algeria - The Workshop on Police Cooperation was hosted by Working Group Co-Chairs, Algeria and Canada, following the Working Group's Second Plenary Meeting. 

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Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Expert Meeting on the Development of a Memorandum on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Expert Meeting on the Development of a Memorandum on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context

14-15 November 2018

THE HAGUE - the Netherlands - The Expert Meeting on the Development of a Memorandum on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context was co-hosted by CJ-RoL Working Group Co-Chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland, with the support of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague (ICCT). 

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Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism in Prisons

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism in Prisons

2-3 October 2018

MARRAKESH - Morocco - Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Co-Chairs, Australia and Indonesia, in collaboration with the Global Center on Cooperative Security (Global Center), hosted a Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism in Prisons.

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