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Workshop on “Enhancing human security in the Asia Pacific Region”


13-16 November 2018 (Jeju-do, Korea)



Trafficking 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, forced labour, servitude, and removal of organs  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. As UN Secretary General says, Human trafficking takes many forms. Women and girls in particular are targeted again and again and again. We see brutal sexual exploitation, including forced prostitution, forced marriage and sexual slavery.  We see the appalling trade in human organs. Let us also remember that modern manifestations of servitude may touch and even implicate us all.”


While estimates of the number of persons trafficked vary, IOM found that the global number of persons trafficked per year ranges from 600,000 to 4 millions. Since 1997 IOM has assisted mre than 60,000 victim of trafficking. US Trafficking in Persons (TiP) report 2018 mentioned about the identification of 100,409 victims globally, out of them 23,906 are subject 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. UNODC’s 2016 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. It is also found that the Asia-Pacific region records by far the highest rates of human trafficking in the world.


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 crimes, and has developed and implemented strategies and practical cooperation in response. This voluntary forum includes 45 participating countries, as well as IOM, UNHCR, UNODC and ILO (recently became member). 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 vulnerable populations about the crime of 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 Bali Process Regional Cooperation Framework (RCF) as a means of adopting a comprehensive and holistic approach towards combating people smuggling and trafficking in persons.


The Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) was established in 2012 to operationalize the RCF, in order to reduce irregular migration in the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing on the engagement created among the Bali Process Member States on issues related to counter trafficking, the RSO supports practical cooperation on refugee protection and international migration, including human trafficking and smuggling. Its activities are supported by the knowledge, expertise, and experience of Member States and international organisations, including IOM, UNODCand the UNHCR.


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. CIFAL Jeju / Jeju International Training Center (JITC) focuses on the thematic area of social inclusion, especially with regard to human trafficking issues which impact the capability of human beings to drive their own lives and decide their own futures. 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. Therefore, this training aims at strengthening the role of local authorities and actors in the Asia-Pacific region to better identify and protect victims of trafficking.


Event objectives

The capacity building training workshop will:

          Demonstrate the linkages between human security and the victim-centered approach to addressing trafficking in persons;

          Explain and apply standards and exchange good practices in identifying, assisting and protecting victims of trafficking;

          Analyze how anti-trafficking strategies, policies and frameworks can be adapted for local implementation and present inter-agency/governmental coordination methods; and

          Promote information sharing and exchange of best practices between central/provincial governments and NGOs/local actors.


Learning objectives


By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

       understand the basic concepts related to trafficking in persons and the difference between human trafficking and human smuggling, forced labour and other related 


       have increased awareness on of human security and human trafficking, especially relating to women, children, and refuges refugees in the region;

       be able to identify key challenges and recognize best practices and lessons learned to address human trafficking and, as well as policy measures for enhancing human 

security at the local level;

       be able to identify key challenges, recognize and apply practical solutions to ensure that victims of trafficking are protected based on identified needs;

       be able to apply presented tools and methods in their responsibilities;

       apply UNITAR-developed CityShare methodology to rate and compare each other’s anti- trafficking policies, and make specific action plans for local implementation and 

follow-up on lessons learned (via city-to-city cooperation, awareness raising activities, inter-governmental coordination, and other practical implementation examples); and

       be able to build professional networks, exchange information and knowledge.


Content and structure

The workshop contents are composed of the following:

     Module 1: Introducing the concepts and current trends in trafficking in persons

     Module 2: Victims of Trafficking and refugees

     Module 3: Global approach to addressing trafficking in persons

     Module 4: Providing assistance to refugees and victims of trafficking

     Module 5: Prosecution

     Module 6: Protection

     Module 7: Prevention

     Module 8: Monitoring and Evaluation

     Module 9: Cityshare Methodology



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 government officials and other related personnel from NGOs, Civil Societies and institutions of the selected countries who directly work with the victims 

of trafficking in the Asia Pacific region.


Event detail

∙ Event type




∙ Date

13-16 November 2018



∙ Venue

UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center (JITC), Jeju-do, Korea



∙ Organizers


- Regional Support Office of the Bali Process



∙ Websites





∙ Certificate

UNITAR, UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC and RSO will jointly issue a certificate 

upon completion of the training




Selected applicants are required to:

         submit necessary documents on time, i.e., registration form etc.

         complete and submit pre-training readings and assignments, i.e. case studies etc.

         actively participate in the training program

         be fluent in written and spoken English


Application and deadline

Send the following 7 documents to by  28 September 2018 (Friday)    


1.        Download forms or guidelines from

1          Application

2          Case study description (see guidelines)

3          Letter of nomination

4          Letter of commitment

5          Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability

6          Consent to collection, usage and disclosure of personal information

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


  Late application will not be accepted.


         Application without 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.



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 (By Country/ Region)


South Korea

KRW 150000

Eastern Asia

US$ 300

US$ 550

South-Eastern Asia

US$ 450

Southern Asia

US$ 800

US$ 800

US$ 950


         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 fee) are the responsibility of the participants.




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