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FSM Participates in the 5th Our Ocean Conference

Bali, Indonesia—His Excellency Peter M. Christian, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, along with a delegation of top officials, attended the 5th annual Our Ocean Conference from October 29th to October 30th, 2018. Focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans, the Our Ocean Conference has totaled more than 18 billion dollars in commitments from governments and organizations since it began in 2014.

This year’s conference focused on marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-change related impacts to the oceans. One of the key activities in this year’s conference was a plenary session, in which President Christian shared thoughtful remarks that were exceptionally well received—both in the form of applause and pledges to assist. more>>

30th Anniversary of FSM-Japan Diplomatic Relations

Tokyo, Japan—His Excellency Peter M. Christian, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, accompanied by the Honorable Speaker Wesley Simina and other members of the FSM Congress, the Honorable Speaker Innocenti Oneisom and other members of the Chuuk Legislature, and other members of the FSM Government, celebrated the 30th anniversary of formal FSM-Japan diplomatic relations at the Hotel New Ohtani on November 2nd, 2018. Attended by over 800 participants, including distinguished leaders in the Japanese Government and private sector, including the Honorable Masanao Ozaki, Governor of Kochi Prefecture, Madam Akie Abe, wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Honorable Keiji Furuya, House Representative and Chairman of the Japan-FSM Parliamentary Friendship League, the Honorable Mikio Shimoji, House Representative, the Honorable Toshiko Abe, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Yoshiro Mori, and more, the event was widely regarded as one of, if not the, largest celebration of diplomatic relations the FSM has ever had. more>>

 

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for an Electronic-Reporting/Electronic-Monitoring (ER/EM) Coordinator based in Pohnpei, FSM...more>>

Election for the State of Kosrae and Yap...more>>

 

The Department of Health & Social Affairs seeks the services of a licensed trainer or organization to conduct PALS training in all FSM Hospitals for pediatric emergency personnel...more>>

 

Notice of Proposed Permanent Regulation on the Anti-Human Trafficking measures under the Mandate of the FSM Department of Justice...

 

Federated States of Micronesia first Pacific Island Country to Complete the Joint External Evaluation of the International Health Regulations

 

The Vice President, The Honorable Yosiwo P. George, with the FSM participants and the WHO/International Experts at the JEE

 

August 13-17, 2018 – The FSM government became the first Pacific Island country to complete the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).  In his statement to the participants of the JEE, the Honorable Vice President Yosiwo P. George reaffirmed FSM government’s commitment to the implementation of the IHR 2005 and global health security. Recommendations of the technical experts will be provided to the FSM government as a means to further strengthen FSM health system. more>>

 

H.E. Ambassador Huang Zheng presented Credentials to President Peter M. Christian as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Peoples Republic of China in the Federated States of Micronesia

On Wednesday, June 06, 2018, President Peter M. Christian received the Letter of Credence of H.E. Huang Zheng, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in the FSM, in an official ceremony held at the President’s conference room.  During the ceremony, President Christian welcomed Ambassador Huang to the FSM and accepted his credentials as the new Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the FSM. The President expressed the FSM’s appreciation for the speedy appointment as an indication of China’s continued support and commitment to strengthen FSM and China relations.  more>>

 

Pohnpei Utilities Corporation wishes to inform the general public that a warranty repairs for CAT Generator No. 4 and 5 are due therefore requires isolation of these units.  Scheduled load shedding beginning on May 29 to June 29, 2018 is necessary in order to accomodate the remaining generated capacity.  Following are time and areas that will be affected by this operation....more>>

 

23rd Micronesia Islands Forum (MIF) held in Saipan, CNMI

President Peter M. Christian was joined by the Chuuk Governor Johnson Elimo, Pohnpei Governor Marcelo K. Peterson and Yap Lt. Governor James Yangetmai, and their respective delegations, to Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), to attend the 23rd Micronesia Islands Forum (MIF) on April 25 – 27, 2018. The MIF is comprised of Chief Executives, namely: the Presidents of the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the four Governors of Chuuk State, Pohnpei State, Yap State, and Kosrae State, and the Governors of the Territory of Guam and CNMI.  The Chief Executives met to reaffirm their commitments on behalf of their people and their governments to the Micronesian Region as a whole, in order to establish closer ties among themselves, continued constructive dialogue and cooperation upon issues of mutual interest, and agree upon initiatives that benefit the MIF members and the Micronesian Region. more>>

FSM endorses its Country Program for the Green Climate Fund - 1st in the Pacific and 4th globally

The Federated States of Micronesia has completed its Country Program for the Green Climate Fund and President Peter M. Christian has endorsed the document.  FSM is the first Pacific country to submit a Country Program to the Green Climate Fund, and is now set to start developing its nationwide priority projects and begin accessing climate change financing from the Fund. 

The FSM Country Program has been in development since the inception workshop in November 2016. A final workshop to validate the ‘green growth’ oriented Country Program and its projects portfolio was held in August 2017 in Pohnpei State.  The Country Program is an outcome of nationwide stakeholders’ engagement in addressing the FSM’s financing needs for resilient development.  For the first time, FSM has a consolidated framework to develop large scale, cross-sectoral projects and programs which can transform its economy into a ‘green economy’ and make sure our communities thrive while adapting to climate change. more>>

 

18th Micronesian Presidents’ Summit held in Majuro

























From left to right: 
President Baron Waqa of the Republic of Nauru;  President Tommy Remengesau Jr; of the Republic of Palau; President Hilda Heine of the Republic of the Marshall Islands; President Peter M. Christian of the Federated States of Micronesia; and President Taneti Maamau of the Republic of Kiribati.

The 18th Micronesian Presidents’ Summit (MPS) was held in Majuro of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on February 27, 2018 with two new additional members.  The MPS is an annual Summit of the Presidents of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Republic of Palau but this year, the Republic of Nauru and Republic of Kiribati joined for the first time.  

The Summit is an annual event for the Micronesian Presidents to discuss issues of common concern at the national, regional and international levels.  The five Presidents signed the Delap Joint Communique based on discussions by the Presidents on a whole range of issues such as air space management and air services, regional maritime cooperation, regional vocational cooperation on agriculture, trade, technology, and related issues.  The Presidents also discussed issues concerning climate change, and sustainable sea transport. more>>

 

 

Visit by Deputy Mission Director Clay Epperson of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to the FSM 
Press Release #1801-03
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services


The USAID Deputy Mission Director Clay Epperson visited the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk State and Pohnpei State) from January 19-24, 2018. The purpose of the visit was to attend a close-out ceremony in Chuuk State for Typhoon Maysak. Deputy Director Epperson was accompanied by Mr. Robert Pierce, a colleague from the USAID Office in Manila. more>>

Federated States of Micronesia registers its Maritime Treaties with the United Nations Secretariat.
Press Release #1801-04
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, had on 4 August 2017, registered with the United Nations a Treaty between the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) concerning maritime boundaries and cooperation on related matters.  The Treaty signed in Majuro, the Capital of the RMI on 5 July 2006, came into force in accordance with its article 7 on 24 July 2015. more>>

 

 

H.E. Arifin Tasrif presented Credentials to President Peter M. Christian as the new Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Federated States of Micronesia
Press Release #1801-02
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services

On January 11, 2018,
President Peter M. Christian received His Excellency Arifin Tasrif as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the FSM with residence in Tokyo, Japan.  

 

During the ceremony, President Christian congratulated him on his new appointment and for being the first to present his credentials (POC) in the year 2018. He further acknowledged the importance of Ambassador Tasrif’s presentation of credentials by bringing the largest delegation to Pohnpei.  He also expressed his confidence that the close relationship between FSM and Indonesia will continue to grow in the years ahead as we continue to engage in issues of mutual interest. more>>

 

 

H.E. Jaideep Mazumdar presented Credentials to President Peter M. Christian as the new Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Federated States of Micronesia
Press Release #1801-01
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services


On Friday morning of January 12, 2018 President Peter M. Christian received the Letter of Credence of H.E. Jaideep Mazumdar, Ambassador of the Republic of India to the FSM, in an official ceremony held at the President’s new conference room.

During the ceremony, President Christian welcomed Ambassador to the FSM and thanked him for taking his time to visit the FSM to formally present his credentials as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the FSM. Among other issues discussed in the meeting, President Christian indicated the air service, agriculture and capacity building are critical to FSM’s economic development. He also indicated that climate change is still a top priority for FSM. more>>

 

 

 



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