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Clean Water
The largest environmental concerns that Micronesia faces are overfishing, climate change, and pollution.1 As a nation composed of islands, Micronesia faces a unique set of maritime and coastal environmental concerns.2 While data on environmental issues is limited, it has been noted that industrial and agricultural pollution have had detrimental effects on the Micronesian environment.3 In November 2013, the Federal States of Micronesia passed a nationwide climate change bill.4 The law will help to provide accountability and mandates that will force government agencies to enforce climate change legislation.5

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Federated States of Micronesia News

USD 9 million has been approved for the Federated States of Micronesia to help island communities reduce vulnerability to extreme drought, sea level rise and other climate risks. The 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board approved the "Enhancing the ... See more..
MFA China 
On March 27, 2017, President Xi Jinping held talks with President Peter Christian of the Federated States of Micronesia at the Great Hall of the People. Xi Jinping pointed out that since the establishment of China-Micronesia strategic partnership ... See more..
Splash 247 
Ships and seafarers are being illegally registered under a fake international registry. The Federated States of Micronesia, a tiny archipelago in the western Pacific, has warned of the scam in a letter sent to the United Nations, seen by Splash. “The ... See more..
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Honolulu Civil Beat 
Citizens of three Micronesian nations have been serving in the U.S. military since World War II. And yet, because Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia are not part of the United States, some residents say they are unable ... See more..
NIFA (press release) 
The eight insular areas specified in this request for applications are: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, ... See more..
The Hill (blog) 
The Compact of Free Association (COFA) provides special privileges and benefits to the people of Micronesia in exchange for access by the United States military to the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia. The ... See more..
Saipan Tribune 
Attendees will come from across the Pacific, American Samoa, Guam, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. There will also be representatives from the U.S. mainland and international locations. See more..
Honolulu Civil Beat 
In late March, English traveled to Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. He was invited by the United Nations Development Programme “to join a resource team of Pacific legislators in conducting a three-day legislative training orientation at the ... See more..
Marianas Variety 
OKOTAN Ham, a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, sued the U.S. Department of Labor and other agencies on Tuesday for denying his application for disaster unemployment assistance after Typhoon Soudelor struck the CNMI in Aug. 2015. See more..
Radio New Zealand 
A new Pacific trade deal could prove divisive in the region, according to NZ Green Party MP Barry Coates. PACER Plus is designed to enhance the economic development of Pacific island countries through greater regional trade and economic integration ... See more..
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Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia

Total 702 sq km
Land 702 sq km
Water 0 sq km (fresh water only)

***NOTE*** includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie)

tropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage
Natural Resources

timber, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate ;
Natural Hazards

typhoons (June to December)
Current Environmental Issues

overfishing, climate change, pollution


Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen(s), Pohnpeian(s), Yapese
106,104 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Economic activity consists of subsistence farming and fishing and government which is funded largely by Compact of Free Association (Compact) assistance provided by the US. The islands have few known mineral deposits worth commercial exploration. The potential for tourism is also limited by isolation, lack of adequate facilities, and limited air and water connections hinder development. Under the terms of the original Compact, the US provided $1.3 billion in grants and aid in 1986-2001. The US and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) negotiated a second (amended) Compact agreement in 2002-2003 that took effect in 2004. The amended Compact runs ...See More for a 20-year period to 2024; during which the US will provide roughly $2.1 billion to the FSM. The amended Compact also includes a Trust Fund for the people of the FSM which is to provide an income stream beyond 2024 when Compact grants are to end. The country's medium-term economic outlook appears fragile because of reduced US assistance and lackluster performance of its small and stagnant private sector. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$766.4 million (2012 est.); $756.3 million (2011 est.); $740.7 million (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

black pepper, tropical fruits and vegetables, coconuts, bananas, cassava (tapioca), sakau (kava), Kosraen citrus, betel nuts, sweet potatoes; pigs, chickens; fish

tourism, construction; fish processing, specialized aquaculture; craft items (from shell, wood, and pearls)