GCTF Initiatives 2015-2016

Turkey and the United States launched the Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization to Violence (Life Cycle Initiative) in 2015. The Initiative, which cuts across various themes, working groups, and work streams within the GCTF, aims to build on existing good practices and develop the additional tools needed to address the full life cycle of radicalization to violence: from prevention, to intervention, to rehabilitation and reintegration. As a result, a series of documents have been developed under the auspices of this Initiative. In addition to the above activities, a practitioner-oriented Toolkit, consisting of all existing and new tools that address the life cycle of radicalization to violence was endorsed at the Seventh Ministerial Plenary Meeting, held in September 2016, in New York.

Morocco and the United States in partnership with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), launched the Border Security Initiative the same year. The result of this Initiative, the Good Practices in the Area of Border Security and Management in the Context of Counterterrorism and Stemming the Flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters were endorsed at the Seventh Ministerial Plenary Meeting, held in September 2016, in New York.