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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.
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.

[2018 July 31-August 3] Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2018.08.27

Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific

Group photo31 July - 3 August 2018, Jeju, Republic of Korea – UNITAR’s affiliated International Training Centre for Authorities in Leaders in Jeju (CIFAL Jeju) in collaboration with the UNISDR's Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education Training Institute (UNISDR ONEA-GETI), and with UNDESA / United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) held a training workshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region. 

The workshop brought together 38 representatives from public and private sectors, NGOs, and academic institutions from 19 countries including: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. 

Dynamic and interactive sessions took place throughout the workshop to facilitate the sharing of information on the concepts and current trends on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The rest of the sessions served as a space to discuss, photo of participantsanalyze, and develop local disaster risk reduction plans, as well as to learn how to apply the Making Cities Resilient Campaign tools created by UNISDR. Towards the end of the workshop, participants also shared their own experiences, current issues, strengths, weaknesses, obstacles, and lessons learned by presenting case studies. 

photo of participantsOn the final day of the workshop, all the participants conducted a study visit to the National Institute of Meteorological Sciences based in Jeju, where they learned how climate change will affect the planet through the Earth-ON 3D Visualization System. Participants also visited Jeju Stone Park and the Women Divers’ Museum to learn about Jeju’s women divers and how they maintained a sustainable life. Workshop participants also experienced the Jeju local history and culture. The field visit concluded with a tour of Seopjikoji, located near Seong-san Sunrise Peak (UNESCO Heritage).

The workshop resource persons and facilitators included Mr. Sungdai Kim, Deputy Director at UNISDR ONEA-GETI, Mr. Hyoungseong Park, Researcher of the National Disaster Management Research Institute of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety in South Korea, Ms. Haiping Yu, Programme Officer and Mr. Merlin Lao, Programme Manager from ICLEI East Asia Secretariat, Ms. Ana Cristina Thorlund, Programme Officer at UNISDR’s ONEA-GETI, and Ms. Sara Castro-Hallgren, Programme Expert at UN-DESA/UNPOG.

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