27 September 2018
In the Joint UN-GCTF Ministerial Statement adopted during this meeting, the Ministers of the GCTF Members together with the United Nations reaffirmed their commitment to the joint international fight against terrorism and violent extremism. In addition, the Ministerial Meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the Forum’s efforts and achievements, discuss its priorities and highlight future Initiatives and activities to be launched under its auspices. As GCTF Co-Chairs, Morocco and the Netherlands are determined to continue promoting the GCTF’s role in a strategic, long-term civilian approach to countering terrorism and violent extremism.
This year’s Ministerial Meeting focused in particular on deepening the close and ongoing cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and the GCTF. The Forum remains strongly committed to support and catalyze the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and the broader UN CT framework.
Members endorsed four new GCTF Framework Documents addressing: Homegrown Terrorism, the Challenge of Returning Families of FTFs, the Collection, Use and Sharing of Evidence for Purposes of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects, and the Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism.