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 Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters - Third Regional Workshop

Initiative on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters - Third Regional Workshop

28-29 May 2018

MADRID - Spain - The Co-Leads of the GCTF Initiative on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (“FTF Families Initiative”), the Netherlands and the United States, chaired the Third Regional Workshop in Madrid.

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Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative - Fourth Regional Meeting

Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative - Fourth Regional Meeting

8-9 May 2018

NAIROBI - Kenya - The Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative (Nexus Initiative) Fourth Regional Meeting was held under the leadership of the Netherlands. 

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Initiative on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters - Second Regional Workshop

Initiative on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters - Second Regional Workshop

7-8 May 2018

BALI - Indonesia - The GCTF Initiative on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (“FTF Families Initiative”) Second Regional Workshop was co-chaired by the Netherlands and the United States.

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

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

18 April 2018

CAIRO - Egypt - The GCTF Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region Region Working Group Co-Chairs, Egypt and the European Union, convened their first Plenary Meeting of the Working Group under its new scope and two-year mandate endorsed by the GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting in New York on 18 September 2017.

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Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group - Plenary Meeting

Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group - Plenary Meeting

11 April 2018

AMMAN - Jordan - The Plenary Meeting was the first under the new Working Group co-chairs, Jordan and the United States, as endorsed at the Eighth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting in New York, on 20 September 2017.

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