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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.
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.
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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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KOICA-CIFAL Jeju Joint Fellowship Program:

Capacity Building Training to Improve Human Security in the Asia Pacific Region


25 August - 7 September 2019, Jeju, Republic of Korea – UNITAR CIFAL Jeju in collaboration with and sponsorship of KOICA organized the joint fellowship program: Capacity Building Training to Improve Human Security in the Asia Pacific Region. The Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) played a key role in sharing informative knowledge on human security with all the trainees during the 14-day workshop period.


The workshop brought together 18 representatives from the governmental sector of six different countries, which include: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.


The workshop sessions were presented by resource persons with various backgrounds and expertise: Mr. Ali Reza from RSO of the Bali Process based in Bangkok, Ms. Rahnuma Khan from ILO Bangladesh, Ms. Aurore Marie Lebouchard of UNHCR Seoul, Ms. Pia Oberoi from OHCHR Bangkok, Mr. Seokjoon Moon and Ms. Hyejeong Yoo at IOM Seoul, François Hugo Vincent Kernin from UNHCR Regional Office for South-East Asia, Professor Byoungha Lee at University of Seoul, and Attorney Takgon Lee from Dongcheon Foundation. All sessions served as a capacity building platform to share valuable knowledge on irregular migration, international migration law, international refugee law, best practices and lessons learned in migration policies as well as other related topics.


Unlike the previous workshops organized by CIFAL Jeju, this workshop lasted 14 days, which made it possible to engage the trainees in deeper discussions over many complexities around irregular migration. The representatives from each country were given the opportunity to share the national policies and strategies to address irregular migration-driven issues derived from SWOT analysis during the country report session. All in all, the event was very informative and meaningful in terms of knowledge sharing, and all of the trainees were very engaging.


On the second week of the workshop, participants paid a visit to the Jeju Coast Guard Station, where they were able to learn more in depth about the operations and procedures taken in tackling illegal activities in regard to migration at sea. Additionally, participants were taken to the Jeju Immigration Office and the process of incoming migrants into the Republic of Korea was shared through brief presentation and Q&A session.


An action plan by country was developed through UNITAR’s CityShare Methodology along with indicators which can measure how successfully an action plan is implemented based on the SMART principle. The workshop participants were dedicated to planning their respective strategies and showed commitment to bring those strategies into active play in the foreseeable future. 



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