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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New podcasts on P/CVE online and evidence in terrorism cases!

We have developed two new podcasts on core GCTF documents: the Abuja Recommendations and the Zurich-London Recommendations. The Abuja Recommendations aim to help investigators and prosecutors build a solid case based on strong and admissible evidence in terrorism cases, while the Zurich-London Recommendations outline good practices to prevent and counter violent extremist content on the Internet.

EAWG Mapping Report 2020 published!

The Capacity-building in the East Africa Region Working Group published its Mapping Report for 2020. The Mapping Report provides a summary of the Working Group's activities for the year. This year's Report profiles three local-level organizations in Kenya that are working with the GCTF-Inspired Institutions to develop and implement preventing and countering violent extremism conducive to terrorism (P/CVE) interventions in their communities.

The Mapping Report is available in three languages: Arabic, English and French.

New interactive content!

Documents of the GCTF Lifecycle Toolkit are now available in an interactive format as well. Here you can find some of our documents as interactive infographics, where you can navigate through the different elements of our good practice documents, guidelines and recommendations on prosecuting terrorists, rehabilitation and reintegration of foreign terrorist fighters, as well as the important role of psychologists and religious leaders can play in this process.   

New videos on the GCTF's work on foreign terrorist fighters, their returning families and homegrown terrorism!

Short videos are now available that explain the GCTF's work on providing non-binding good practices for States on how to more effectively respond to the foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) phenomenon, how to address the threat of returning and relocating families of foreign terrorist fighters and on ways to prevent, detect, intervene and respond to homegrown terrorism.

You can check out all GCTF videos here!

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.

Assistance to Victims of Terrorism Immediately after the Attack and in Criminal Proceedings

First GCTF Regional Expert Meeting on the Policy Toolkit on the Zurich-London Recommendations on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online

First GCTF Regional Expert Meeting on the Policy Toolkit on the Zurich-London Recommendations on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online

6 March 2019

THE HAGUE - the Netherlands - The first GCTF Regional Expert Meeting on the Policy Toolkit on the Zurich-London Recommendations on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online was hosted by Initiative Co-Leads, Australia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region Working Group - Second Plenary Meeting

Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region Working Group - Second Plenary Meeting

20 February 2019

NAIROBI - Kenya - The Second Plenary Meeting of the Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region Working Group was hosted by Working Group Co-Chairs, Egypt and the European Union.

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

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

7-8 February 2019

VALLETTA - Malta - The Second Expert Meeting on the Development of a Memorandum on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context was hosted by CJ-RoL Working Group Co-Chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland.

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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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