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2018 June 26-29 Workshop on SDGs and Migration 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2018.08.27

Workshop on SDGs and Migration

26-29 June 2018 (Jeju, Korea)



Over the past few decades, globalization andtechnological advancements have significantly boosted human mobility. As of2017, UN DESA estimates that 258 million people – 3.3 percent of the globalpopulation – are international migrants. While the proportion of migrants to those who remain in their country ofbirth is relatively small, the total number of people who cross internationalborders to live, work, study or seek refuge has grown by 49 percent since 2000,and experts predict that migrant flows will continue to increase in the yearsto come.


Migration has thus become a major issue on theinternational agenda. In September 2016, the UN General Assembly convened todevelop a comprehensive approach to matters involving migrants and refugees – afirst in the forum’s history, underscoring the growing importance ofinternational cooperation on migration governance.  All 193 UN member states signed the New YorkDeclaration for Refugees and Migrants, signifying global solidarity and commitmentto addressing all aspects of international migration, including humanitarian,development and human rights issues.


The UN is now developing a Global Compact forMigration to facilitate safe, orderly and regular diaspora and protect thehuman rights of migrants. However, since the signing of the New YorkDeclaration, negotiations on the agreement have faced several challenges,including the withdrawal of the United States in December 2017. US Ambassadorto the UN Nikki Haley said the declaration is “not compatible with USsovereignty,” and that the country’s “decisions on immigration policies mustalways be made by Americans and Americans alone.”


This withdrawal from a landmark internationalagreement illustrates the tensions brought about by migration, especially in policyareas that represent core components of state and sovereignty. Migrationgovernance has become a balancing act of protecting migrants’ rights while alsoprotecting borders. According to International IDEA’s Global State ofDemocracy, large migration flows strain democratic institutions’ capacity toeffectively integrate migrants into society, and call into question the extentto which governments can and should enable migrants’ politicalparticipation.  Migration also affectsdemocratic institutions and processes in migrants’ countries of origin ascitizens abroad seek to influence policies at home.


The figures andpolitical and social developments are impetus for CIFAL Philippines, CIFAL Jejuand the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance(International IDEA) to jointly convene a workshop on the nexus of migrationand democracy, specifically, the challenges to protecting migrants’ rights.




Content and structure

The workshop contents are composed of the following:

      Session 1: Migrationdata for sustainable development

       Session 2 [Jeju forum]:Implementation of safe, orderly, and regular migration (SDGs. Target 10.7) inthe region

       Session 3: Civil rights with gendercomponent focus on marriage migrants and children of interracial relationships

       Session 4: Political rights focus onpolitical participation and voting rights

       Session 5: Economic rights focus onlabor migrants and social protection mechanisms

       Session 6: Prevention and combattinghuman trafficking in persons

      Session7: Empowerment of migrants and societies to realize full inclusion and socialcohesion

      Session 8: InternationalCooperation for migrants

      Session 9: CityShare



The training will be comprised of:

      lectures and presentations by experts

      practical exercises and group discussion

      UNITAR CityShare Methodology

      action plan presentation

      study visit


Target audience

This training is open to local government officialsand other related personnel from civil societyorganizations and institutions who directly work in the field of migration inthe Asia Pacific countries.


Event detail

∙ Event type


∙ Date

26-29 June 2018

∙ Venue

UNITAR CIFAL Jeju, Jeju, Korea

∙ Organizers


- UNITAR CIFAL Philippines

- International IDEA

∙ Certificate

UNITAR, UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC and CIFAL Philippines will jointly issue a certificate upon completion of the training



Application and deadline

Send the following documents to by June 3 2018 (Sunday): 

1.       Application form

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2.       Letter of nomination 

3.       Letter of commitment

4.       Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability

5.       Consent to collection, usage, and disclosure of personal information

6.       Case study description(in word file)

7.       Curriculum vitae (CV)

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Assistance with travel expenses


·          UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea.


Point of departure

Airfare Assistance Limit

 Republic of Korea KRW 150,000 

Eastern Asia

China, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan and Taiwan

US$ 300


US$ 550

South-Eastern Asia

Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

US$ 450

Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar

US$ 650

Southern Asia

Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Maldives and Pakistan 

US$ 800

Sri Lanka

US$ 800


US$ 850


US$ 950

Pacific Islands

Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

US$ 1,200

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


·          Local expenses (transportation,accommodation and meals) during the workshop will be covered by UNITAR CIFALJeju/JITC except for arrival and departure days. 

·          All other expenses (localtransportation in their country, visa fee) should be covered by theparticipants.



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