The GCTF is an outward-looking forum that benefits its 30 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 states and organizations are regularly invited to partner with and to participate in GCTF activities, and to provide input into 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 of key partners and stakeholders:

International and Regional Organizations

African Union (AU)

APEC Counter-Terrorism Working Group
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Council of Europe (CoE)
Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO)
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
European Council on Juvenile Justice (ECJJ)
Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
International Association for Police Chiefs (IAPC)
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA)
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - OSCE Action Against Terrorism Unit
Organization of American States (OAS) - OAS Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism
Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Council Organization (SARPCCO)

Academic Institutions and Think Tanks

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.