Road Safety in Cities : Asia-Pacific
Jeju-do, Republic of Korea, May 31 ~ June 2, 2017
Road traffic injuries claim more than 1.2 million lives each year
with a disproportionate impact on health and development. They are the ninth
leading cause of death across all age groups globally and the leading cause among
young people aged between 15 and 29 years, costing governments approximately 3%
of GDP and 5% in low- and middle-income countries (World Health Organization,
It is estimated that ninety-percent of road traffic deaths occur in
low- and middle-income countries. While the global rate for road traffic deaths
is 17.4 per 100 000, there is great disparity by income, with rates more than
twice as high in low (24.1) - and middle-income (18.4) countries than in
high-income countries (9.2).
When looking at road traffic deaths by type of road user, almost
half of all deaths globally are among the most vulnerable – motorcyclists, cyclists
and pedestrians. This is of particular importance in emerging economies where
urbanization is rapidly escalating. Urban areas usually involve a high
concentration of pedestrians and cyclists. Many low- and middle-income
countries, urban roads are often built without sufficient planning to take into
consideration the needs of vulnerable road users, thus increasing the risk of
road traffic deaths.
By region, Africa continues to have the highest road traffic death
rates (26.6 per 100,000 thousand), followed by Eastern Mediterranean countries
(19.9), Western Pacific region (17.3), South-East Asia (17.0), and the Americas
region (15.9). The European region has a rate below the global average (9.3 per
100,000 inhabitants, as compared to the global rate of 17.4).
Reflecting the urgency to pay attention to road safety, the 2030
Agenda for Sustainable Development has set a goal of reducing road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by
2020. To achieve this goal, governments, the private sector and the
whole community alike should continue to do more in the following areas:
- Improve behavioral risk factors
for road traffic injuries
- Strengthen good laws
- Road design that addresses the
needs of the most vulnerable road users
- Ensure minimum safety standards
The 2030 Agenda also calls for “Making
cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and Sustainable”(SDG 11) and sets as a target to “provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable
transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public
transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable
situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons (Target
II. Event objectives
to improve road user behaviour though advocacy efforts and by increasing
awareness of risk factors
the capacity of government agencies and municipal authorities to develop and
implement road safety strategies and plans
The training will be comprised of:
- Lectures and presentations by experts
- Self-assessment exercise
- Group work and discussion
- Study Visit
IV. Target audience
- Government officials and policy maker - from related ministries (Transport, Public Works, Urban Planning, Education, etc), legistrator, as well as municaipal authorities
- Youth and other raod users - college and university students.
V. Event detail
- Event type: Workshop (A certificate will be issued at the end of the training)
- Date : May 31 - June 2, 2017
- Venue: CIFAL Jeju /Jeju International Training Center, Jeju-do, Korea
- Organizers: UNITAR and CIFAL Jeju/JITC
Applicants are required to:
- Organizers: UNITAR and CIFAL Jeju/JITC
- Submit necessary documents on time, i.e., application forms etc.
- Complete and submit pre-training assignment
- Actively participate in the training program.
- Be fluent in written and spoken English.
VII. Application and deadline
Send the following 6 documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 May 2017 (Wednesday):
1. Download forms or guidelines from http://cifaljeju.org/
② Letter of nomination
③ Letter of commitment
④ Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability
⑤ Consent to collection, usage and disclosure of personal information
2. Curriculum vitae (CV) – form of your own
** Late application will not be accepted.
- Application without the required documents will NOT be considered.
- Participation is subject to approval of the application by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC.
- Selected applicants will be notified individually.
IX. Assistance with travel expenses
- UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea.
- Local expenses (transportation, accommodation and meals) during the workshop will be covered by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC.
- All other expenses (local transportation in their country, visa fees) are the responsibility of the participants.
Point of departure
Airfare assistance limit
ROK (non-Jeju Resident)
US$ 300 (from Mongolia US$ 400)
US$ 450 (from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar US$ 650)
US$ 800 (from Sri Lanka US$ 700 and from Nepal US$ 950)
* Other points of departure – please contact UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC