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Trafficking in persons is a violation against human rights. It involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person for the purpose of exploitation or forced labor, by exerting force, coercion or other means of pressure. Local governments should play a key role in preventing and combating human trafficking. CIFAL Jeju/JITC offers training for local government officials and stakeholders to equip them with the practical methods of raising public awareness on identification, protection and reintegration of victims by city-to-city cooperation and exchange of experiences.
Migration
Every year, a large number of people in the world cross borders in an irregular way. Unfortunately, this migration is often aided by smugglers or traffickers, which has brought high demands for safe migration in both public and private sectors. Mainstreaming migration into development, ensuring human rights of migrants and addressing negative perceptions for migrants and migration should be the key policy priorities for any government to achieve sustainable development. CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides various groups with an opportunity to learn multi-disciplinary approaches to protection of migrants by sharing best practices and engaging in facilitated sessions on comprehensive migration policies.
Disaster Risk Reduction
In the context of increased urbanization and global warming, the role of local governments in building resilient cities and adapting to climate change has been recognized as a critical component to sustainable development. The way a city plans and prepares for the future will impact the prospects of the city's sustainable development. CIFAL Jeju/JITC offers workshops aimed at strengthening the capacity of local governments from the Asia-Pacific region to implement the Sendai Framework for DRR and also facilitate the exchange of knowledge on how to incorporate DRR strategies into urban planning and design.

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

Jeju-do, Republic of Korea, 13-16 June 2016 (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


Background
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, forced labour, servitude, and removal of organs 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 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 vulnerable population about the crime of 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, including IOM and the UNHCR.

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 and actors in the Asia-Pacific region to better identify and protect victims of trafficking.

Event type
Workshop

Date
13-16 June 2016

Venue
UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center (JITC)
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea (Jeju-do is an island located off the southern coast of Korea)

Organizers
? UNITAR
? UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC
? Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO)

Targeted audience
This training is open to local government officials and other related personnel from NGOs and institutions who directly work with the victims of trafficking.

Content
The training will include the following:
? Module 1: Introducing the concepts and current trends in trafficking in persons
? Module 2: Identification of victims of trafficking
? Module 3: Global approach to addressing trafficking in persons
? Module 4: Refugees and trafficking in persons
? Module 5: Providing assistance to victims of trafficking
? Module 6: Prosecution
? Module 7: Prevention
? Module 8: Monitoring and Evaluation
? Module 9: Cityshare Methodology

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 exploitation;
? have increased awareness on human security and human trafficking, especially women, children, and refuges in the region;
? be able to identify key challenges and recognize best practices and lessons learned to address human trafficking and, as well as policy measures for enhancing human security at the local level;
? be able to identify key challenges, recognize and apply practical solutions to ensure that victims of trafficking are protected base of identified needs;
? be able to apply presented tools and methods in their responsibilities;
? apply UNITAR-developed CityShare methodology to rate and compare each other’s anti- 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); and
? be able to build professional networks, exchange information and knowledge.


Methodology
The training will be comprised of:
? lectures and presentations by experts
? practical exercised and group discussion
? UNITAR CityShare Methodology
? action plan presentation
? study visit


Requirements
Selected applications are required to:
? submit necessary documents on time, i.e., registration form etc.
? complete and submit pre-training readings and assignments, i.e. case studies etc.
? actively participate in the training program
? be fluent in written and spoken English

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

How to apply
Send the following 7 documents to cifaljeju.jitc.1@gmail.com by 24 April 2016 (Sunday):

※ Download forms and guidelines from UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC
? Application
? Letter of nomination
? Letter of commitment
? Case study description (see guidelines)
? Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability
? Consent to collection, usage and disclosure of personal information
? Curriculum vitae (CV)
※ Late application will not be accepted.

Note
? Application without 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.

Assistance with travel cost
? UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a LIMITED (please see the agenda) financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea.
? Local expenses (transportation, accommodation and meals) during the workshop will be covered.
? All other expenses are the responsibility of the participants.
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