About the GCTF

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an informal, apolitical, multilateral counterterrorism platform. It is small, nimble, inclusive, and consensus-based. Its overarching mission is to reduce the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by mobilizing expertise and resources to prevent, combat, and prosecute terrorist acts and counter incitement and recruitment to terrorism. 

The Forum brings together policymakers and practitioners from around the world to share experiences and expertise, and to develop practical, publicly available tools and strategies on how to prevent and counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is currently co-chaired by Canada and Morocco. 

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Rediscovering Childhood After Camps in Syria

Rediscovering Childhood After Camps in Syria

In Albania, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, supports returnees from conflicts abroad—and their families—to reintegrate into their communities. Local partners provide services for returnees, covering housing, educational and medical needs. Read more »
Effective Judicial Responses to Terrorist Offenses

Effective Judicial Responses to Terrorist Offenses

Through online sessions, the IIJ worked with East and West African criminal justice practitioners to encourage them to investigate and prosecute terrorism offences using the full range of legal tools at their disposal, including laws focused on sexual and gender-based violence crimes and other core international crimes. Read more »
Reintegration & Resocialization: a Mother’s Story

Reintegration & Resocialization: a Mother’s Story

In Kosovo, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, supports returnees from conflicts abroad—and their families—to reintegrate into their communities. One mother of five shares her experience.

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UNODC: FTF Manual for MENA Judicial Training

UNODC: FTF Manual for MENA Judicial Training

The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch developed an FTF Manual for criminal justice and crime prevention practitioners in the MENA region. Building on GCTF resources, it analyzes the FTF threat, related international frameworks and online investigations, and could be added to existing or new training curricula, courses and technical assistance programs.                        

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