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Micronesia, Landmine Monitor Report 2004


The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has not acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty and there does not appear to have been any progress toward accession since the treaty took effect globally. One possible reason could be that the Federation is linked through its Compact of Free Association with the United States, which gives full authority and responsibility to the US government for the Federation’s security and defense matters. Since 1996, FSM has abstained from every annual pro-mine ban UN General Assembly resolution, including the 8 December 2003 vote on Resolution 58/53. FSM has never used, produced or stockpiled antipersonnel mines.[1]

[1] Letter from M.J. Mace, Assistant Attorney General, Federated States of Micronesia, 11 December 1998.