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About FTF Programs, Hedayah & GCTF

Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF)

The threat posed by “Foreign Terrorist Fighters” (FTF)  – individuals who travel abroad to a State other than their States of residence or nationality to engage in, undertake, plan, prepare, carry out or otherwise support terrorist activity or to provide or receive training to do so (often labeled as “terrorist training”)1 – is a major issue for international and national security.

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About Hedayah

Hedayah was created in response to the growing desire from members of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF) and the wider international community for the establishment of an independent, multilateral center devoted to dialogue and communications, capacity building programs, research and analysis to counter violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations.

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About GCTF

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) was launched officially at a foreign ministerial level on 22 September 2011 in New York, U.S.A. The GCTF highlighted two key deliverables at the launch, which include: 1) the announcement of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) on its intention to create the first ever International Center of Excellence in Countering Violent Extremism…

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