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 Morocco and the Netherlands.

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Focus points

  • Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law
  • Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) 
  • Detention and Reintegration 
  • Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) 
  • Capacity-building in the East Africa Region
  • Capacity-building in the West Africa Region 

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Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization

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Sixth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Sixth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey Feridun Sinirlioğlu co-chaired the Sixth Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the GCTF on 27 September 2015, in New York...

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Eight GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Eight GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

On 26 September 2015, the GCTF Coordinating Committee convened in New York for its eighth meeting. Members reviewed the Forum’s strategic priorities, considered ongoing and planned initiatives, and reviewed activities since the previous GCTF Coordinating Committee meeting on 6-7 May 2015 in Doha... 

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