Countering Violent Extremism

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working GroupCountering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group

Co-Chaired by Australia and Indonesia, the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group focuses on diminishing radicalization and recruitment to terrorism through internationally-, regionally-, nationally- and locally-owned and relevant approaches to CVE. The CVE Working Group has joined with partners (states and organizations) to promote and advance the understanding of community engagement, community-oriented policing, the role of families and the community in CVE, and the role of religious education in CVE. 


It is also encouraging the implementation of relevant GCTF documents and tools, through supporting the development of National Action Plans (in line with the vision of the UN Secretary-General’s Plan of Action on Preventing Violent Extremism) and through the promotion of joint initiatives with other GCTF Working Groups, including on strategic communications and de-radicalization and counter-narrative programs in prisons. Working Group initiatives are guided by the GCTF's  Ankara Memorandum on Good Practices for a Multi-Sectoral Approach to CVE, other relevant Framework Documents, and the Working Group’s work plan.

Current areas of focus of the CVE Working Group are:

The GCTF CVE Working Group was established in 2011, and until September 2017 Co-Chaired by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK). In September 2017, GCTF Members decided that the activities of the former GCTF Detention and Reintegration (DR) Working Group will be integrated into the three thematic GCTF Working Groups. The GCTF DR Working Group was active between 2014 and September 2017.