Tabletop exercises are bringing to life the 26 recommendations of the Berlin Memorandum with focus on emerging technological developments.

24 - 25 October 2023

Tabletop exercises are bringing to life the 26 recommendations of the Berlin Memorandum with focus on emerging technological developments.

The United Kingdom and the United States are hosting a series of webinars as part of a new Initiative, the GCTF Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems and New, Emerging, and Disruptive Technologies Initiative. This is the second virtual workshop in a series of workshops to help bring to life the twenty-six recommendations and support a network of experts in their understanding of the best practices and how best to counter malign and illicit uses of UAS with special focus on emerging technological developments.

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Expanding the GCTF Initiative to Operationalize the Berlin Memorandum to include new and emerging technologies related to UAS

24 October 2023

Expanding the GCTF Initiative to Operationalize the Berlin Memorandum to include new and emerging technologies related to UAS

The United Kingdom and the United States are hosting a series of webinars as part of a new Initiative, the GCTF Counter-Unmanned Ariel Systems and New, Emerging, and Disruptive Technologies Initiative. The new Initiative aims to provide a better understanding of the pros and cons of Unmanned Ariel Systems (UAS) use with a specific focus on emerging technological developments and includes the potential security impact of key types of emerging technologies.

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Launching the BSM Initiative at the side event held on the margins of the 22nd Coordinating Committee Meeting & 13th Ministerial Meeting, together with UNOCT.

19 September 2023

Launching the BSM Initiative at the side event held on the margins of the 22nd Coordinating Committee Meeting & 13th Ministerial Meeting, together with UNOCT.

The dynamic and complex nature of known or suspected terrorist flows across land, air, and maritime boundaries requires a more comprehensive and holistic approach involving many stakeholders. The GCTF FTF Working Group (Jordan and the United States), together with UNOCT launched the BSM initiative on the margins of the 22nd Coordinating Committee Meeting & 13th Ministerial Meeting in New York.

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Real-life simulations during recent table top exercises enables the use of the GCTF “Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism” (REMVE) Toolkit.

08 June 2023

Real-life simulations during recent table top exercises enables the use of the GCTF “Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism” (REMVE) Toolkit.

Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism (REMVE) conducive to terrorism is rising. These threats are in the name of defending perceived threats to racial or ethnic identity, and target those that are viewed as “enemies” or are “to blame” for perceived grievances. To empower practitioners and policymakers currently implementing counter-REMVE strategies and policies, virtual tabletop exercises were held to support the use of the GCTF REMVE Toolkit. The exercises were part of the Awareness Raising and Operationalizing the GCTF REMVE Toolkit Initiative.

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Gender and Identity Factors Platform for Countering Violent Extremism and Counterterrorism – 2nd GCTF Consultations

15 and 16 March 2023

Gender and Identity Factors Platform for Countering Violent Extremism and Counterterrorism – 2nd GCTF Consultations

During the recent GCTF consultation for the UNOCT Gender and Identity Factors Platform, supported and co-led by Global Affairs Canada, a deep dive was done into understanding the relationship of gender and identity factors in P/CVE efforts. These two consultations aimed to improve the platform and build upon the close cooperation and mutually reinforcing partnership between the GCTF and the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact. 

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The GCTF Initiative to Operationalize the Berlin Memorandum.

7 March 2023

The GCTF Initiative to Operationalize the Berlin Memorandum.

The impact of the rapid evolution and proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are far-reaching. The launch event of the Initiative, “Operationalize the Berlin Memorandum”, led by the United Kingdom and United States, will help bring to life the twenty-six recommendations within the Berlin Memorandum.

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Awareness Raising and Operationalizing the GCTF “Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism” (REMVE) Toolkit

21 February 2023

Awareness Raising and Operationalizing the GCTF “Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism” (REMVE) Toolkit
Today, the launch event for the Awareness Raising and Operationalizing GCTF “Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism (REMVE) Toolkit” Initiative took place. The Initiative Leads, the United States and Norway, focused on building awareness and providing guidance for practitioners on how best to operationalize the recommendations within the toolkit.   Read more »

A Multitude of P/CVE Perspectives

21 September 2022

A Multitude of P/CVE Perspectives

The GCTF CVE Working Group hosted the third workshop under its Initiative on Funding and Enabling Community-Level P/CVE in New York. This workshop on Good Practices in Funding and Implementing Community-Level P/CVE built on the previous two workshops where challenges and barriers to community-level P/CVE were discussed.

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Gender Responses in P/CVE Policies & Programs

20 September 2022

Gender Responses in P/CVE Policies & Programs
On the margins of the Twentieth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting in New York, the Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Co-Chairs, Australia and Indonesia, held a side event to promote the GCTF Gender and P/CVE Policy Toolkit and good practices in mainstreaming gender responses in P/CVE policies and programs.  Read more »
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