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FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, Landmine Monitor Report 2001
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The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has not acceded to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Parliamentarians have promised to find out the government's current position.[1] In November 2000, FSM was one of 22 countries that abstained from voting on UN General Assembly Resolution 55/33V supporting the Mine Ban Treaty, as it had done on similar resolutions in previous years. One possible reason could be that the Federation is linked through its Compact of Free Association with the United States (a non-signatory), which gives full authority and responsibility to the US government for the Federation's security and defense matters. FSM has never used, produced, or stockpiled antipersonnel mines.

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[1] At a meeting with ICBL Ambassador Tun Channareth, FSM parliamentarians including FSM's Federal Government Vice Speaker, the Hon, Claude H. Philip, promised to find out FSM's position on the treaty from the President's office. UNICEF, Report on the Pacific visit of Tun Channareth, International Campaign to Ban Landmines Ambassador, March 22-31, 2000, p. 9.