Canada Joins Global Counter-Terrorism Forum as Founding Member

Minister Baird Speaks at the Global Counter Terrorism Forum Launch Event in New York City

September 22, 2011 - New York City - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird speaks at the launch event of the new Global Counter-Terrorism Forum, in New York City on September 22, 2011.

The Global Counter-Terrorism Forum is a new international initiative to effectively combat terror around the world. Its membership of 30 countries includes Canada's traditional allies, emerging powers and Muslim-majority countries. Efforts to better coordinate counterterrorism measures will focus on the rule of law, border management and countering violent extremism.

The Global Counter-Terrorism Forum is co-chaired by the United States and Turkey.   

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