Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) Working Group  Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) Working Group

Co-chaired by Jordan and the United States, the Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) Working Group addresses the ongoing and salient challenges presented by the FTF phenomenon. The Working Group was established following an initiative led by the former FTF Working Group Co-Chairs, Morocco and the Netherlands, and which led to the development of The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum on Good Practices for a More Effective Response to the FTF Phenomenon (The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum). 

The Working Group provides a critical platform for developing practical initiatives to help coordinate and build on efforts at the national-, regional- and international-levels to stem the flow of FTFs and address the complex issues related to their return. The FTF Working Group initiatives are guided by The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum, other Framework Documents, the Working Group’s work plan, as well as UN Security Council Resolution 2178 (UNSCR 2178).

The current areas of focus of the FTF Working Group are:

The GCTF FTF Working Group was established in 2011, and until September 2017 Co-Chaired by Morocco and the Netherlands. In September 2017, GCTF Members decided that the activities of the former GCTF Detention and Reintegration (DR) Working Group would be integrated into the three thematic GCTF Working Groups. The GCTF DR Working Group was active between 2011 and September 2017.