IIJ briefs the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF)
IJ Executive Secretary Tom Wuchte and Director of Administration and Outreach Reinhard Uhrig were pleased to contribute to the Fourteenth GCTF Coordination Committee Meeting and the Ninth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting in New York in September 2018. The IIJ presented its ongoing efforts to promote, implement and operationalize the GCTF good practices, including the Neuchâtel Memorandum on Good Practices for Juvenile Justice in a Counterterrorism Context. The IIJ also briefed members on the support provided to the five GCTF thematic working groups in the past year and announced the launch of the IIJ Good Practices for Central Authorities, which elucidate and will help operationalize Good Practice Nine of the GCTF Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector. GCTF members commended the IIJ’s contribution as implementing partner to the development of the new GCTF Rabat-Washington Good Practices on the Prevention, Detection, Intervention and Response to Homegrown Terrorism, one of four new GCTF Framework Documents endorsed by GCTF Members at the Ministerial Plenary. For more information, see the GCTF summary.
The IIJ also briefed the GCTF on its robust programming schedule for 2018-2019 and the proactive steps the IIJ is taking in support of the GCTF Co-Chairs’ Initiative to promote closer GCTF-UN cooperation. The IIJ congratulates the GCTF Co-Chairs, Morocco and the Netherlands, the Administrative Unit, GCTF members, and GCTF partner organizations for a successful round of meetings, which again reinforced the crucial contribution made by the GCTF and its partners to address the global terrorism threat.
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