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 Egypt and the European Union. 

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The Convening Power of the West Africa Working Group.

The Convening Power of the West Africa Working Group.

26 February 2024

The West Africa Working Group held a side event on the margins of the GCTF’s 23rd Coordinating Committee Meeting to take stock of its achievements over the last 5 years. Regional partners explored how the Working Group’s regional meetings, supported by tailored national capacity-building activities, have benefited practitioners locally in their fight against terrorism, and how needs-focused regional events could further contribute to strengthening regional inter-agency and cross-border cooperation.

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The first workshop kicks off the development of the Addendum to the 2016 GCTF Good Practices in the Area of Border Security and Management (BSM)

The first workshop kicks off the development of the Addendum to the 2016 GCTF Good Practices in the Area of Border Security and Management (BSM)

22 February 2024

On 22 February 2024, the GCTF Co-Leads the United States and Jordan, together with UNOCT, held their first workshop of the new BSM Initiative to create an Addendum to the  2016 GCTF Good Practices in the Area of Border Security and Management. The Initiative aims to promote an inclusive and collaborative approach towards border security, grounded in international human rights law.

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Marking the GCTF’s P/CVE efforts on the International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism as and when Conducive to Terrorism.

Marking the GCTF’s P/CVE efforts on the International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism as and when Conducive to Terrorism.

12 February 2024

A spotlight on GCTF efforts on preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) conducive to terrorism , on the International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism as and when Conducive to Terrorism.

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Participants spotlight local perspectives to further enhance the Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism (REMVE) Toolkit at the latest interactive two-day workshop.

Participants spotlight local perspectives to further enhance the Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism (REMVE) Toolkit at the latest interactive two-day workshop.

8 - 9 February 2024

The REMVE Initiative Leads, the United States and Norway, recently held a two-day workshop, hosted by the Netherlands, 8 – 9 February 2024, in The Hague. The interactive workshop brought a variety of stakeholders together to further enhance the REMVE Toolkit’s good practices and recommendations. The interactive tabletop exercises allowed participants to share more unique, local community-level perspectives during the discussions to help address the rapidly evolving REMVE threats conducive to terrorism.

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