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2015 August 17-20: "Enhancing a Victim-Centred Approach: Identification, Assistance, and Protection of Trafficking Victims in the Asia-Pacific Region" 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2015.04.02

"Enhancing a Victim-Centred Approach: Identification, Assistance, and Protection of Trafficking Victims in the Asia-Pacific Region"

Jeju-do, Republic of Korea, 17-20 August 2015 (Mon-Thur)

““Human trafficking is a vicious chain that binds victims to criminals. We must break this chain with the force of human solidarity.” -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Trafficking in persons is a violation against human rights. It involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring or receiving a person through the use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploitation.

Virtually every country in the world is affected by trafficking for sexual exploitation or forced labour as a country of origin, transit or destination. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their home countries and abroad.

While estimates of the number of persons trafficked vary, ILO research from 2012 indicates that an estimated 20.9 million persons, around 3 out of every 1,000 people globally, are subjected to forced labour. Even this staggering figure is largely considered a conservative estimate given the clandestine nature of the crime, and the strict methodology applied. The Asia-Pacific region records by far the highest rates of human trafficking in the world. The same ILO report as mentioned above, estimates that some 11.7 million people from the region are in conditions of forced labour at any given point in time. UNODC’s 2012 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons demonstrated that, while human trafficking is truly a global phenomenon, it most commonly occurs intra-regionally, with each region and sub-region experiencing unique and geographically-characterized patterns for origins and destinations.

The Republic of Korea is a member of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process). Since 2002, the Bali Process has effectively raised regional awareness of the consequences of people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime, and developed and implemented strategies and practical cooperation in response. This voluntary forum includes 45 participating countries, as well as IOM, UNHCR and UNODC. The core objectives of the Bali Process are to combat people smuggling and trafficking in persons by developing more effective cooperation and information sharing between Bali Process members and other relevant organizations; to raise public awareness and educate those susceptible to people smuggling and trafficking in persons; to build capacity across Member States and facilitate the sharing and implementation of best practices; and to advance the facilitation of the 2011 Bali Process Regional Cooperation Framework as a means of adopting a comprehensive and holistic approach towards combating people smuggling and trafficking in persons.

The Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) was established in 2012 to operationalize the Bali Process’ Regional Cooperation Framework (RCF) to reduce irregular migration in the Asia-Pacific region. The RSO is the only cooperation mechanism of its kind in the Asia Pacific and aims to support and strenghten practical cooperation on refugee protection and international migration, including human trafficking and smuggling. These activities are supported by the knowledge, expertise, and experience of Member States and international organisations.

CIFAL in affiliation with UNITAR has become a knowledge hub and platform for promoting city-to-city cooperation. Through this approach, CIFAL directs its capacity building efforts towards local actors. CIFAL Jeju / Jeju International Training Center (JITC) focuses on the thematic area of social inclusion, especially focuses on the human trafficking issues which impact on the capability of human beings to drive their own lives and decide their own future. Cities in the Asia-Pacific region can substantially improve the situation by focusing and sharing experiences on the prevention of trafficking, prosecution of traffickers and the protection and reintegration of victims of trafficking. Therefore, this training aims at strengthening the role of local authorities in the Asia-Pacific region to better identify and protect trafficking victims.

Event detail

? Event type: workshop
? Date: 17-20 August 2015
? Venue: UNITAR CIFAL Jeju / Jeju International Training Center (JITC), Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
? Organizers: CIFAL Jeju / JITC ( in coordination with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) (
? Targeted audience: High-level authorities and experts from local authorities, representatives from NGOs and community-based organizations, journalists, academic institutions, and other local actors within the Asia-Pacific region

Training objectives
1. Demonstrate the linkages between human security and the victim-centered approach to protection of trafficking victims
2. Explain and apply standards and exchange good practices in identifying, assisting and protecting trafficking victims
3. Analyze how anti-trafficking strategies, policies and frameworks can be adapted for local implementation and present inter-agency/governmental coordination methods
4. Be prepared to promote information and practice exchanges between central/provincial governments and NGOs/local actors

Learning objectives
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
? understand the basic concepts related to trafficking in persons and the difference between human trafficking and human smuggling, forced labour and other related terms;
? have increased awareness on human security and human trafficking, especially women and children, in the region;
? be able 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 at the local level;
? be able to identify key challenges and recognize best practices and lessons learnt to ensuring the protection of trafficking victims and access to solutions on the basis of identified needs;
? be able to apply tools in their responsibilities;
? apply UNITAR-developed CityShare methodology to rate and compare each other’s anti-human trafficking policies, and make specific 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);
? be able to build professional networks, exchange information and knowledge;
? The workshop will benefit from the expertise and knowledge acquired under the Bali Process.

The workshop contents are composed of the following:
? Concept introduction ? Who is a victim and what is a victim-centred approach
? Introducing the 3P Approach: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution
? Exercise: Awareness-Raising Campaign Checklist
? Protection and Identification of Refugees in the Context of Human Trafficking
? The Nexus of Labour Migration, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking
? Assistance for Victim of Trafficking
? Exercise: Creating Checklist to Facilitate the Identification of Victims
? Exercise: Planning Programs for Victim Assistance
? Victim Protection Initiatives and Access to Solutions: Sharing Good Practices
? Cooperation between Local Authorities and NGOs/Social Service Providers
? Monitoring and Evaluation of Anti-Trafficking Interventions

a) Participants should be expected to engage in the related field for at least one year after the workshop.
b) Participants should have sufficient command of both written and spoken English.

Participants are required to attend and actively participate in all workshops, complete assignments and interact with resource persons, and complete pre-workshop readings/assignments and come with prepared questions.

Course certificates
CIFAL Jeju and the RSO will jointly select the participants. CIFAL Jeju, UNITAR, and the RSO will issue a certificate to participants upon completion of the full program.

How to apply
Send the following documents to by 26 April 2015 (Sun):
● Application form (download from
● Curriculum vitae (CV)
● Case study description
● Letter of nomination
● Letter of commitment
※ Late application will not be accepted.

● Participation is subject to approval of the application by CIFAL Jeju.
● Notification will be sent once the selection process has been finalised.

Assistance with travel cost
? CIFAL Jeju/JITC only provides a LIMITED financial assistance to participants for air travel.
? The table in the tentative agenda represents the maximum amount of financial assistance for round-trip international air travel to Jeju Island to participate in the workshop.
? All local expenses (transportation, accommodation and meals during the 4-day workshop) in Jeju will be covered by CIFAL Jeju.
? Every participant is responsible for their local transportation in their country and arranging their visa including the visa fee.

Travelling from: CIFAL Jeju's air fare assistance limit
Eastern Asia $300 (participants travelling from Mongolia will receive $400)
South-Eastern Asia $500 (participants travelling from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar will receive $600)
Southern Asia $600 (participants travelling from Nepal will receive US $700)
Pacific Islands $1,000
* Other points of departure ? please consult the CIFAL Jeju office.
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XERXES S. NITAFAN 15-05-27 18:00
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