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 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

Fourteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Fourteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

24 September 2018

NEW YORK - United States - The Fourteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting convened in New York on 24 September 2018, hosted by GCTF Co-Chairs, Morocco and the Netherlands.

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Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism Good Practices - Review Meeting

Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism Good Practices - Review Meeting

25 June 2018

RABAT - Morocco - The Good Practices Review Meeting was chaired by Co-Leads of the GCTF Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism (“AHT”), Morocco and the United States, in collaboration with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ).

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Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Review Meeting of Recommendations on the Collection, Use and Sharing of Evidence for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Review Meeting of Recommendations on the Collection, Use and Sharing of Evidence for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects

5 June 2018

ABUJA - Nigeria - The GCTF Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group, supported by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague (ICCT), convened a Review Meeting in Abuja, Nigeria with the aim to review the draft Recommendations on the Collection, Use and Sharing of Evidence for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects. The meeting was co-hosted by Working Group Co-Chairs Nigeria and Switzerland.

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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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