Protection of Trafficking Victims in the Asia-Pacific Region”
“Human trafficking is a vicious chain that binds victims to criminals. We must break this chain with the
force of human solidarity.” (UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon)
Event Background and Introduction
Trafficking in persons is a violation against human rights. It 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 in the world is affected by trafficking for sexual exploitation or forced labour as a
country of origin, transit or destination. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands
of traffickers, in their home countries and abroad.
While estimates of the number of persons trafficked vary, ILO research from 2012 indicates that an estimated
20.9 million persons, around 3 out of every 1,000 people globally, are subjected to forced labour. Even this
staggering figure is largely considered a conservative estimate given the clandestine nature of the crime, and
the strict methodology applied. The Asia-Pacific region records by far the highest rates of human trafficking in
the world. The same ILO report as mentioned above, estimates that some 11.7 million people from the region
are in conditions of forced labour at any given point in time. UNODC’s 2012 Global Report on Trafficking in
Persons demonstrated that, while human trafficking is truly a global phenomenon, it most commonly occurs
intra-regionally, with each region and sub-region experiencing unique and geographically-characterized patterns
for origins and destinations.
CIFAL Jeju focuses on the key thematic area of human security. Trafficking in persons impacts on the capability
of human beings to drive their own lives and decide on their future. It is a crime which supports exploitation.
Therefore it has a direct impact on human security. Various regional efforts are being made to combat the
CIFAL in affiliation with UNITAR has become a knowledge hub and platform for promoting city-to-city cooperation.
Through this approach, CIFAL directs its capacity building efforts towards local actors. Cities in the Asia-Pacific
region can substantially improve the situation by focusing and sharing experiences on the prevention of trafficking,
prosecution of traffickers and the protection and reintegration of victims of trafficking. Local authorities
(stakeholders) are often well placed for taking action because they are close to the communities.
The Republic of Korea is a member of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related
Transnational Crime (Bali Process). Since 2002, the Bali Process has effectively raised regional awareness of the
consequences of people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime, and developed and
implemented strategies and practical cooperation in response. This voluntary forum includes 45 participating
countries, as well as IOM, UNHCR and UNODC. The core objectives of the Bali Process are to combat people
smuggling and trafficking in persons by developing more effective cooperation and information sharing between
Bali Process members and other relevant organizations; to raise public awareness and educate those susceptible
to people smuggling and trafficking in persons; to build capacity across Member States and facilitate the sharing
and implementation of best practices; and to advance the facilitation of the 2011 Bali Process Regional
Cooperation Framework as a means of adopting a comprehensive and holistic approach towards combating people
smuggling and trafficking in persons.
3-5 June 2014
CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center (JITC),
Seogwipo City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea
CIFAL Jeju, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and
Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO)
High-level authorities and experts from local governments, representatives from NGO and community-based
organizations, journalists, academic institutions, and other local actors within the Asia-Pacific region
The workshop contents are composed of the following:
? The Interface of Human Trafficking with Refugee Protection;
? Prevention, Including Awareness-Raising, Information Campaigns and Addressing Root Causes;
? Identification, Referral, Protection, Assistance and solutions for Victims of Trafficking;
? Prosecution of Traffickers and Inter-Agency/Governmental Cooperation to Combat Trafficking;
? Exercises to Formulate Check-list and Programs for Victims of Trafficking, and Create Referral Networks
at Local Level;
? Good practices and country cases of national/local governments in Asia-Pacific region to identify, protect
and provide solutions to victims of trafficking as per identified needs;
? understand the basic concepts related to trafficking in persons and the difference between human
trafficking and human smuggling, forced labour and other related terms;
? have increased awareness on human security and human trafficking, especially women and children,
in the region;
? be able to identify key challenges and recognize best practices and lessons learned to prevent human
trafficking and, as well as policy measures for enhancing human security at the local level;
? be able to identify key challenges and recognize best practices and lessons learnt to ensuring the
protection of trafficking victims and access to solutions on the basis of identified needs;
? be able to apply tools in their responsibilities;
? apply UNITAR-developed CityShare methodology to rate and compare each other’s anti-human
trafficking policies, and make specific action plans for local implementation and follow-up of lessons
learned (via city-to-city cooperation, awareness raising activities, inter-governmental coordination,
and other practical implementation examples);
? be able to build professional networks, exchange information and knowledge;
The workshop structure consists of the following four pillars:
? Keynote presentations and participatory discussions, exercises;
? Case Studies from national/local governments and group analysis;
? Tools developed and used in the field of combating human trafficking;
? UNITAR CityShare methodology
Participants are required to attend and actively participate in all workshop sessions/activities, complete
assignments interact with resource persons, complete pre-workshop readings/assignments.
Fluency in English, spoken and written.
CIFAL Jeju and the RSO will jointly select the participants. CIFAL Jeju, UNITAR, and the RSO will issue a certificate to participants upon completion of the full program.
How to apply
? Application form can be downloaded from www.cifaljeju.org
? Please send the Application Form, CV, Case Study, Letter of Nomination and Letter of Commitment
(form attached to ‘Application Form’) by 22 April 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that late submissions are not accepted.
? Participation is subject to approval of the application by CIFAL Jeju and the RSO.
? Notification will be sent once the selection process has been finalized.
Assistance with Travel Cost
? Self-sponsored (airfare and accommodation) participants are welcome.
? CIFAL Jeju provides a limited financial assistance to participants for air travel. Please refer to the table
below for the sponsorship amount.
? The following table represents the maximum amount of financial assistance for air travel to Jeju Island to
participate in CIFAL Jeju's workshop.
? All local expenses (transportation, accommodation, and meals (breakfast & lunch) during the 3-day workshop)
will be covered by CIFAL Jeju.
Travelling from: Air fare limit
China $300 (participants travelling from Mongolia will receive $40)
South-Eastern Asia $500 (participants travelling from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar will receive $600)
(Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)
Southern Asia $600 (participants travelling from Nepal will receive US $700)
(Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Mldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)
Pacific Islands $1,000
(Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu)
* Other points of departure ? please consult the CIFAL Jeju office.
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