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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.

Enhancing a Victim-Centered Approach: Identification, Assistance and Protection of Trafficking Victims in the Asia Pacific Region 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2020.05.19

Enhancing a Victim-Centered Approach: Identification, Assistance and Protection of Trafficking Victims 

in the Asia Pacific Region


2-5 April 2019, Jeju, Republic of Korea – UNITAR CIFAL Jeju in partnership with the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) hosted a four-day international workshop on “Enhancing a Victim-Centered Approach: Identification, Assistance and Protection of Trafficking Victims in the Asia Pacific Region” in Jeju, Republic of Korea.


The workshop brought together 26 representatives mainly from the governmental sector along with NGO and Academic sector. They came from 14 different countries including: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.


The workshop sessions were delivered by Mr. K M Ali Reza from RSO of the Bali Process based in Bangkok, Ms. Marika McAdam, Independent International Legal Consultant from Bangkok, Mr. Jonathan Martens from IOM Regional Office Bangkok, Mr. Cornelius Leonard Brüser from International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Prof. Heisoo Shin and Prof. Eunmie Lim from Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University in Korea.


This workshop has been very informative, lengthy, and engaging and participants have been very attentive during the workshop sessions. Their commitment to their work as well as their expertise on the topic of the human trafficking in their respective countries and the region at large was obvious in their case study presentations. There were also interesting and deep discussions on how there is a disparity with victim identification and equally challenging was prosecuting trafficking acts since there are many complexities around victim and trafficker relationships. Other very active and engaging discussions were on a 3P framework – Protecting victims, Prosecuting traffickers, and Preventing human trafficking together with human trafficking from the gender perspective.


On the 3rdday of the workshop, an action plan was developed individually based on UNITAR’s CityShare Methodology. The workshop participants dedicated themselves to planning their respective strategies and showed commitment to bring those strategies into active play in the foreseeable future.


On the last day, participants paid a site visit to the Altteureu Airfield where they were able to learn the history of Jeju and Jeju’s human security issue. At the end of the field visit, a relaxing tour of Cheonjiyeon waterfall and Seogwipo Traditional Daily Market took place. 



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