Virtual Training Workshop
Enhancing Human Security in the Asia Pacific Region
1, 2 & 8 September 2021 at 15:00 (KST)
(Composed of three sessions with scenario exercise)
According to the Palermo Protocol 2000, Trafficking in Persons 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 – as origin, transit or destination – in the world is affected by human trafficking which inevitably ends up in sexual exploitation, forced labour, servitude, and removal of organs. Men, women and children of all ages can fall into the hands of traffickers in their home countries and abroad.
The whole world is on the same page in the fight against human trafficking, calling for enhanced global response to modern slavery and concerted efforts to eradicate the crime. Despite the progress made so far, however, the human trafficking crime is becoming more and more complex, taking place in a wide array of contexts and thus hard to identify the victims and the perpetrators as well. Besides, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, trafficking in persons has become even further clandestine, making it more difficult to figure out the scale of the crime, recruitment and exploitation.
If we were able to observe human trafficking like light passing through a prism, we would identify a varied version of the crime in different contexts which is basically the same in essence even in the pandemic context. This multifaceted criminal activity has been challenging policy makers all over the world. Importantly, the way authorities understand human trafficking has a strong impact on how frontline organizations implement the anti-trafficking response during the pandemic crisis. When they have a better and more precise understanding of what key elements the crime has, they can be better equipped to identify human trafficking incidents for the victim protection, prosecution of cases and prevention of the crime regardless of whatever technique the traffickers deploy. Combatting human trafficking also requires concerted efforts of different actors such as government agencies(law enforcement and the judiciary), NGOs, and international organizations. This means that it is vital to establish the well-designed referral mechanism at all levels among stakeholders to effectively coordinate anti-trafficking activities.
With these challenges for anti-trafficking in mind, UNITAR CIFAL Jeju and RSO of the Bali Process co-organise a virtual training workshop to facilitate the understanding of the concept of human security and human trafficking, and the 3 Ps (Protection, Prosecution, and Prevention) with practical scenario exercises. The event will finally help the invited participants share best practices and lessons learned along with professional inputs from the experts in the area of human security. Based on the shared knowledge, the participants will be able to develop a viable and practical action plan to attain some specific objectives as a way to contribute to addressing human trafficking in their respective countries.
This capacity building training workshop will:
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
Content and structure
The workshop contents are composed of the followings:
The training will be comprised of:
Selected participants are required to:
Application and deadline
- Please apply by 24 August 2021 (Tuesday)through the following link, https://shorturl.at/alK58 or scan the QR code in the flyer above.
*Kindly note that only selected applicants will be notified individually.
*The participants should submit a case study by 15:00 (KST) Friday, 27 August, 2021 – guidelines for case study submission will be shared along with the selection outcome.
UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center
Regional Support Office of the Bali Process
- A certificate will be jointly issued by UNITAR, UNITAR CIFAL Jeju, and RSO of the Bali Process.
- Three best action plans will be selected after the workshop and those with the best action plan will be invited to another human security-related online workshop in the foreseeable future as presenters to share his/her own action plan.
- Once selected and invited as a presenter, he/she will be rewarded for knowledge sharing with an honorarium in compliance with the regulations of UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC.
 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on trafficking in persons and responses to the challenges – A global study of emerging evidence, July 2021, available at: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/Webstories2021/the-impact-of-the-pandemic-on-human-trafficking.html