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Global Counterterrorism Forum


Type: International

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an international forum compiled of 29 countries and the EU.  Through bringing together counterterrorism experts the forum hopes to use the expertise to develop tools and strategies to combat the terrorist threat.

The areas of particular focus include:

  • Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law
  • Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
  • Detention and Reintegration
  • Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF)
  • Sahel Region Capacity-Building
  • Horn of Africa Capacity-Building

The 30 founding members are: Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK, US.

The GCTF works closely with the UN and holds many meetings and sessions to further their aims.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.