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Strengthening Road Safety in Cities : Asia-Pacific

Jeju-do, Republic of Korea, May 31 ~ June 2, 2017 

I. Background

Road traffic injuries claim more than 1.2 million lives each year with a disproportionate impact on health and development. They are the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups globally and the leading cause among young people aged between 15 and 29 years, costing governments approximately 3% of GDP and 5% in low- and middle-income countries (World Health Organization, WHO. 2015).

It is estimated that ninety-percent of road traffic deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. While the global rate for road traffic deaths is 17.4 per 100 000, there is great disparity by income, with rates more than twice as high in low (24.1) - and middle-income (18.4) countries than in high-income countries (9.2).

When looking at road traffic deaths by type of road user, almost half of all deaths globally are among the most vulnerable – motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. This is of particular importance in emerging economies where urbanization is rapidly escalating. Urban areas usually involve a high concentration of pedestrians and cyclists. Many low- and middle-income countries, urban roads are often built without sufficient planning to take into consideration the needs of vulnerable road users, thus increasing the risk of road traffic deaths.

By region, Africa continues to have the highest road traffic death rates (26.6 per 100,000 thousand), followed by Eastern Mediterranean countries (19.9), Western Pacific region (17.3), South-East Asia (17.0), and the Americas region (15.9). The European region has a rate below the global average (9.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, as compared to the global rate of 17.4).

Reflecting the urgency to pay attention to road safety, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set a goal of reducing road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2020. To achieve this goal, governments, the private sector and the whole community alike should continue to do more in the following areas:

  • - Improve behavioral risk factors for road traffic injuries
  • - Strengthen good laws enforcement 
  • - Road design that addresses the needs of the most vulnerable road users
  • - Ensure minimum safety standards for vehicles

The 2030 Agenda also calls for “Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and Sustainable”(SDG 11) and sets as a target to “provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons (Target 11.2)”.

II. Event objectives

(1)    Contribute to improve road user behaviour though advocacy efforts and by increasing awareness of risk factors

(2)    Enhance the capacity of government agencies and municipal authorities to develop and implement road safety strategies and plans 

III. Methodology

- The training will be comprised of:
  • - Lectures and presentations by experts
  • - Self-assessment exercise
  • - Group work and discussion
  • - Study Visit

IV. Target audience

  • - Government officials and policy maker - from related ministries (Transport, Public Works, Urban Planning, Education, etc), legislator, as well as municipal authorities
  • - Youth and other road users - college and university students. 

V. Event detail

  • - Event type: Workshop (A certificate will be issued at the end of the training)
  • - Date : May 31 - June 2, 2017
  • - Venue: CIFAL Jeju /Jeju International Training Center, Jeju-do, Korea
  • - Organizers: UNITAR and CIFAL Jeju/JITC

VI. Requirements

- Applicants are required to:

  • - Organizers: UNITAR and CIFAL Jeju/JITC
  • - Submit necessary documents on time, i.e., application forms etc.
  • - Complete and submit pre-training assignment
  • - Actively participate in the training program.
  • - Be fluent in written and spoken English.  

VII. Application and deadline

Send the following 6 documents to by 3 May 2017 (Wednesday):


1.    Download forms or guidelines from


 Letter of nomination

 Letter of commitment

 Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability

 Consent to collection, usage and disclosure of personal information

2.    Curriculum vitae (CV) – form of your own

 ** Late application will not be accepted.

VIII. Note

  • - Application without the required documents will NOT be considered.
  • - Participation is subject to approval of the application by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC.
  • - Selected applicants will be notified individually.

IX. Assistance with travel expenses

    • - UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea. 
    • - Local expenses (transportation, accommodation and meals) during the workshop will be covered by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC.
    • - All other expenses (local transportation in their country, visa fees) are the responsibility of the participants.


Point of departure

Airfare assistance limit

ROK (non-Jeju Resident)

KRW 150,000

Eastern Asia [1]

US$ 300 (from Mongolia US$ 400)

South-Eastern Asia [2]

US$ 450 (from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar US$ 650)

Southern Asia [3]

US$ 800 (from Sri Lanka US$ 700 and from Nepal US$ 950)

Pacific Islands [4]

US$ 1,200

* Other points of departure – please contact UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC


[1] China, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Taiwan

[2] Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

[3] Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

[4] Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

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