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

The Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative - Third Regional Meeting

The Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative - Third Regional Meeting

22-23 March 2018

SINGAPORE - Singapore - The GCTF Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Initiative ("Nexus Initiative") Third Regional Meeting was held in Singapore under the leadership of the of the Netherlands.

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Thirteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Thirteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

20 March 2018

TOKYO - Japan - On 20 March 2018, the Thirteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting took place in Tokyo, Japan, co-chaired by GCTF Co-Chairs, Morocco and the Netherlands.

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Criminal Justice and Rule of Law WG - Expert Meeting on the Development of Recommendations for the Collection, Use, and Sharing of Evidence for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law WG - Expert Meeting on the Development of Recommendations for the Collection, Use, and Sharing of Evidence for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects

13-14 March 2018

THE HAGUE - the Netherlands - The GCTF Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group, supported by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism -The Hague (ICCT), convened an Expert Meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands, with the aim to launch the development of Recommendations on the Collection, Use and Sharing of Evidence for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects. 

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Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation (MM&E) Workshop

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group - Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation (MM&E) Workshop

19-20 February 2018

ABU DHABI - United Arab Emirates - On 19-20 February 2018, the GCTF Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Co-Chairs, Australia and Indonesia, organized a workshop on the topic of Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation (MM&E).

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

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

8-9 February 2018

TUNIS – Tunisia - The Co-Leads of the GCTF Initiative on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters, the Netherlands and the United States, co-chaired the First Regional Workshop in Tunis, Tunisia on 8-9 February 2018. Read more »
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