[Event Background and Introduction]
Human trafficking, the largest slave trade in history, is a crime against humanity that poses perennial
threats to human security. It involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transfering, harbouring or
receiving a person through the use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting
them. As such, it is an outright violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and
children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.
Human trafficking is also the fastest growing form of transnational crime according to the
UNODC(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes). According to UNODC, each year, millions of women and children along with a smaller percentage of men are abducted or recruited from 127 countries,
transported though transit regions and end up in one of 137 countries. Research by the U.S.
Department of State estimates that 600,000 to 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked
across international borders each year: approximately 80 percent are women and girls, and up to 50
percent are minors. The Report also states that the largest number of child victims trafficked annually in
the world come from the Asian region. As early as the mid-1990s, UNICEF estimated that close to
200,000 children were trafficked in Asia annually, and most of the trafficking destinations are also within
Cities in the Asia-Pacific region can substantailly improve the situation by focusing and sharing
experiences on the prevention of trafficking, prosecution of traffickers and the protection and
reintegration of survivors. Various regional efforts are being made to combat the trafficking industry.
Human security is a concept that encompasses virtually all aspects of our life. It is also a concept
inseparably related to human rights and human development. This workshop falling under the thematic
area “Human Security and Safety” is the first of its kind to be conducted within the CIFAL Network.
Human trafficking, the topic of this workshop, is only one of the wide-ranging issues of human security,
but it is a topic worth starting with in addressing them.
The workshop, placing its focus on the trafficking of children, will i) provide lectures on human security
concept, regional trends in trafficking and anti-trafficking measures, and prevention of human trafficking
through various good practices at the local, national, and international levels; ii) provide assistance for
local actors to better identify stakeholders and their roles; iii) bring about city-to-city cooperation to
improve capacity in planning and implementing policy measures to prevent human trafficking.
March 30(Wed) ? April 1(Fri) 2011
Seogwipo City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea
High-level Officials, Local Government Representatives and Technical Officers, Non-Governmental
Organizations, Community Based Organizations, Academic Institutions, and other Local Actors within the Asia-Pacific Region
The workshop is composed of the following:
? - Introduction of the regional Human Security Challenge in Child Trafficking across the
? - Overview on the regional trends in trafficking and anti-trafficking measures
? - Best Practices and Key Case Studies in Prevention and Prosecution of Trafficking
? - Best Practices and Key Case Studies in Protection and Reintegration of Victims
? - Introduction of toolkits and mapping matrix developed by the UN agencies
The workshop is structured based on the following four pillars:
? - Presentations and Discussions
? - Sharing of Best Practices and Lessons Learned
? - UNITAR CITYSHARE Methodology
? - Case Studies from Selected NGOs, UN, and Local Government Participants
? ?To increase awareness on human security and human trafficking, especially trafficking of
children, in the region
? ?To identify key challenges and recognize best practices and lessons learned to prevent
human trafficking and, as well as policy measures for enhancing human security, especially
on children and youth trafficking, at the local level
? ?To develop action plans for local implementation and follow-up of lessons learned
(via city-to-city cooperation, awareness raising activities, inter-governmental coordination,
and other practical implementation examples)
UNITAR’s CityShare Methodology will be applied during this workshop to manage knowledge exchange
and transfer of lessons learned.
The CityShare methodology aims at optimizing peer learning between local officials. It consists of various processes of self-assessment, distillation and transmission of experiences and good practices. It is also
composed of several tools which provide a common framework for the evaluation of experiences made
by the participating cities and offer a common language for the exchange and assimilation of the
experiences, as well as a roadmap for action and progress.
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