GCTF Implementing Partners

GCTF Working Group Co-Chairs or Initiative Leads may choose to draw on the support of expert organizations to facilitate the activities of the Working Group/Initiative and to contribute to the development of GCTF outputs. The unique expertise and diverse networks of GCTF Implementing Partners reinforce the work of Forum, and support the GCTF’s ahead-of-the-curve approach to addressing new and emerging terrorist threats. Implementing partners operate under the guidance of the respective Working Group Co-Chairs/Initiative Leads, and in close consultation with the GCTF Administrative Unit, to ensure all activities uphold GCTF standard operating procedures and are aligned with the Terms of Reference.

Implementing Partners (as of September 2021)

Other Partners

The GCTF is an outward-looking forum that benefits its 32 members, and all states and organizations that share its goals and priorities. In addition to the contributions of its members, the GCTF’s strength lies in innovative, flexible partnerships and coordination. Non-member countries and organizations are regularly invited to contribute to and participate in GCTF activities, including the development, promotion and practical use of GCTF Framework Documents, tools and manuals. 

The Forum partners with a wide variety of non-member countries and organizations to inform and advance the implementation of international, regional, and local efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism. This collaborative approach seeks to foster the global use and implementation of action-oriented measures. 

The following is a non-exhaustive list:

International and Regional Organizations

African Union (AU)

Non-Governmental Organizations

Academic Institutions and Think Tanks

Non-Member Countries 

  • Albania
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cameron
  • Chad
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Cyprus
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo (This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence)
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Korea
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Yemen

Developing a Worldwide Network of Civilian CT Practitioners

One of the founding principles of the GCTF is the importance of enhancing dialogue among national counterterrorism officials to promote international cooperation. Through the hundreds of meetings, workshops, and other activities held worldwide since its launch in September 2011, the GCTF has strengthened and expanded connections among hundreds of civilian counterterrorism (CT) practitioners.