Twenty-second GCTF Coordinating Committee
18 September 2023
On 18 September 2023, the GCTF 22nd Coordinating Committee convened in New York, under the leadership of Co-Chairs Egypt and the European Union.
A first in the history of the Forum, the GCTF Members invited Kenya and Kuwait to join the Forum as new members. This membership expansion brings greater regional representation, inclusivity, focus on Africa and frontline states – foundational pillars of the Co-Chairs’ Strategic Priorities.
The Forum broadened the scope of its work including local approaches to preventing and countering violent extremism conducive to terrorism, oversight and accountability in counterterrorism, and new, emerging and disruptive technologies. GCTF Members agreed to reinvigorate the Forum, to review its working methods and explore ways to further enhance GCTF resources and actions.
Local government leaders from Iraq, Kenya and Morocco provided insights into their efforts to prevent violent extremism conducive to terrorism. They emphasized a gender and youth focus, as well as the importance of a whole-of-society approach.
The Co-Chairs look forward to the political steer of the upcoming 13th Ministerial Plenary meeting.
European Union Arab Republic of Egypt