12 October 2023
The growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism, especially in Africa, and the splintering of terrorist groups to other parts of the world, is a real concern that brings volatility to the terrorism landscape. Further, the use of new and emerging technologies by terrorists and violent extremists is a rapidly evolving phenomenon to which responses require swift adaptations.
Ensuring counterterrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) responses are closely aligned is critical to be able to adapt swiftly to the evolving landscape. The recently held partnership consultation enabled the two entities to continue to engage on focused global activities to implement the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, and the UN CT Framework more broadly, to increase the impact on the ground and develop new innovative ideas and approaches to the new and emerging terrorism threats.
The Partnership Consultations are meetings held regularly to discuss the changing terrorism landscape, the needs required, and to explore new opportunities for cooperation. The Counter-Terrorism Compact and other United Nations entities actively contribute to the GCTF activities, including partnering with GCTF Members to co-lead various GCTF Initiatives that have resulted in the development of GCTF resources.
As a multilateral counterterrorism platform, the GCTF and its Framework Documents, Tools, and Manuals are aimed at providing resources that can be tailored to national and local needs.