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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.

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Strengthening the Capacities of Asia-Pacific Local Authorities to Build Resilient Societies through Disaster Risk Reduction 

in Sustainable Development Strategies


4-7 June 2019, Jeju, Republic of Korea – UNITAR CIFAL Jeju organized an international workshop on “Strengthening the Capacities of Asia-Pacific Local Authorities to Build Resilient Societies through Disaster Risk Reduction in Sustainable Development Strategies” in Jeju, Republic of Korea in partnership with UN Office for DRR ONEA-GETI, UN DESA/UNPOG, and UNITAR Hiroshima Office.


The workshop invited 22 representatives mainly from the governmental sector together with NGO, academic and private sector in the Asia Pacific region. The workshop program was mainly composed of sessions delivered by experts and practitioners from UN Office for DRR, UN DESA/UNPOG, UNITAR Hiroshima Office, and Korea Disaster Relief Team of Korea International Cooperation Agency.


UNDRR and CIFAL Jeju has worked together to enhance the capacities for resilience building and disaster risk reduction in the Asia-Pacific region in line with the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction since 2015. UNDRR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign tools were greatly instrumental in capacity building for our workshop participants in this event. The participants applied the MCR Campaign tools to their city, analyzed how vulnerable their city is to disasters and worked on action plans for resilience building.


For this program, UN DESA/UNPOG provided us with insightful information concerning the interlinkages between disaster risk reduction, resilience and sustainable development, and the way to strengthen public governance for resilience through digital innovation. UNITAR Hiroshima Office joined the event as our partner this year to share with us its experience and lessons learned from its own Women’s Leadership Training Program in disaster risk reduction. The experiences of practitioners from Korea Disaster Relief Team of KOICA were shared with the participants and they showed very keen interest in how Korea responds to disasters and challenges KDRT practitioners face on site.


This workshop was very informative, lengthy, and engaging. Participants’ contribution to each session and especially to the application of the MCR tools to their respective cities was clear in identifying the vulnerabilities to disasters and drawing an action plan to address challenges for resilience. 



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