GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
The Executive Branch is charged with the management and operations the National Government with the executive powers of the National Government vested in the President. The President is the Head of State and Head of Government for the Federated States of Micronesia. The President is assisted by the Vice President and both are elected by the FSM Congress from among the at-Large Members to serve a four-year term.
Legislative powers of the national government is vested in the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia , a unicameral (one house) Body with fourteen Senators. The chief function of the Legislative Branch is to enact laws.
Each state elects one senator as its at-large representative to serve a term of four years.
The other ten Senators are elected for a two-year term and apportioned by population. As such, the composition of the two-year Members are five from Chuuk, three from Pohnpei with one each from Kosrae and Yap
The Judicial Branch of the national government is the FSM Supreme Court. It is the only national court of the Federated States of Micronesia. Its main function is to interpret the Constitution and the laws of the Nation. The Supreme Court comprised of the Chief Justice and not more than five Associate Justices. Justices are nominated by the President for a lifetime appointment and confirmed by the Congress.
Mr. Haser Hainrick
PS05, Palikir, Pohnpei State, FM, 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2863
Fax: (691) 320-5482
Office of Environment & Emergency Management
Director: Mr. Andrew Yatilman
Palikir Station, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-8815
Ms. Ginger Porter Mida
Box 1376, Kolonia, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2614
Fax: (691) 320-2612
FSM Development Bank
President/CEO: Ms. Anna Mendiola
Box M, Kolonia, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2840
Fax: (691) 320-2842
National Fisheries Corporation
President/CEO: Mr. Peter Sitan
Box R, Kolonia, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2529
Fax: (691) 320-2239
National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA)
Executive Director: Mr. Eugene Pangelinan
PS122, Palikir, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2700
Fax: (691) 320-2383
FSM Social Security Administration
Administrator: Mr. Alexander R. Narruhn
Box L, Kolonia, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2706
Fax: (691) 320-2607
FSM Telecommunications Cooperation
President/CEO: Mr. John D. Sohl
1210 Kolonia Station, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2740
Fax: (691) 320-2745
College of Micronesia-FSM
President: Dr. Joseph M. Daisy
158 Kolonia Station, Palikir, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2480/2481
Fax: (691) 320-2479
Hon. Mr. John Fritz
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Reinanzaka Building, 2nd Floor
14-2, Akasaka 1-chome
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107
Phone: (81)(33) 585-5456
Fax: (81)(33) 585-5348
FSM Embassy to Fiji
Hon. Mr. Sebastian Anefal
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
P.O. Box 15493
Phone: (679) 304-180/566
Fax: (679) 304-081
FSM Embassy to China
Hon. Mr. Carlson D. Apis
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
1-1-11 Jianguomenwai Diplomatic Compound
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600
People's Republic of China
Phone: (86)10 6532 4738/4708/4609
Mr. James Naich
Charge d'Affaires a.i.
1725 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 223-4383
Fax: (202) 223-4391/94
FSM Consulate-General in Guam
Hon. Mr. Robert Ruecho
P.O. Box 10630
Tamuning, Guam 96911
Phone: (671) 646-9154/5/6
Fax: (671) 646-6320
FSM Consulate-General in Honolulu
Hon. Mr. Kandhi Elieisar
3049 Ualena Street, Suite 908
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Phone: (808) 836-4775
Fax: (808) 836-6896
Hon. Ms. Jane Jimmy Chigiyal
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
300 East 42nd Street, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 697-8370
Fax: (212) 697-8295
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FORMER PRESIDENTS & CABINETS
Chuuk, formerly known as Truk, has a land area of about 49.2 square miles and includes seven major island groups. Pohnpei, formerly known as Ponape, has about 133.4 square miles of land. Almost all of that total is accounted for by Pohnpei island, the largest in the FSM. Pohnpei also includes the outlying island groups of Pingelap, Mokil, Nukuoro, and Kapingamarangi. Yap is made up of 4 relatively large islands, 7 small islands, and 134 atolls, with a total land area of about 45 square miles. Kosrae, formerly known as Kusaie, is essentially one high island of 42.3 square miles.
Each state governments under their constitutions are structurally similar, all utilizing three co-equal branches of government, the executive, legislative and judicial. Each of the state constitutions contain provisions recognizing and preserving local custom and tradition.
The State of Chuuk is one of the four states that make up the Federated States of of Micronesia, along with the states of Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap. Chuuk is the state with the largest population with about 53,000 people, with more than 40,000 of those living on the larger islands in the main lagoon.
Chuuk State has its own constitutional government with three co-equal branches of government consisting of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are the leaders of the Executive Branch and have the primary duty of executing the laws and administering state government services. See, Art. VI of the Chuuk Constitution.
The legislative or law making power of the state is vested in the Legislature, which consists of two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. This power extends to all rightful subjects of legislation not inconsistent with the Chuuk Constitution or the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia.
The Senate consists of 10 members, with the President of the Senate as its highest officer. The House of Representatives consists of 28 members, with the Speaker as it's highest officer. See, Art. V of the Chuuk Constitution.
The Chuuk State Supreme Court has constitutional jurisdiction to review the actions of any state administrative agency, and decide all relevant questions of law, interpret constitutional and statutory provisions and determine the meaning or applicability of the terms of an agency action. See, Art. VII of the Chuuk Constitution.
The State of Kosrae is one of the four states that make up the Federated States of Micronesia, along with the states of Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Yap. Kosrae is the eastern-most island in the FSM, located approximately 600 kilometers southeast of Pohnpei.
Kosrae is a 109 square kilometer island surrounded by a reef. Kosrae is circular in shape, measuring only 16 kilometers across at its widest point, and it is the only state without an outer island.
Kosrae's main natural resources are the abundant marine resources surrounding the island and the beautiful lush green island which has significant agricultural potential. The island is mountainous with a dense jungle, with white coral sand beaches around the rim. Kosrae is known for its citrus fruit which includes delicious oranges, tangerines, and limes.
Legend has it that Kosrae was shaped by the gods from the transformed figure of a sleeping lady. Indeed, the skyline from many parts of Kosrae reveal the silhouette of a female body.
Kosrae State has its own constitutional government with three co-equal branches of government consisting of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
The Executive Branch is headed by a Governor and Lt. Governor who appoint their own cabinet members and are primarily responsible for executing the laws and administering state government services. See, Art. V of the Kosrae Constitution.
The legislative or law making power of the state is vested in the Kosrae Legislature whose jurisdiction extends to all rightful subjects of legislation not inconsistent with its constitution. The Legislature is composed of 14 Senators who are elected by the voters of the electoral districts of Lelu, Malem, Tafunsak, and Utwe. See, Art. IV of the Kosrae Constitution.
The judicial power of the State is vested in the Kosrae State Court and such inferior courts as may be created by law. The judiciary interprets the constitution and laws of the state. The decisions of the Kosrae State Court are appealable to the Appellate Division of the FSM Supreme Court as stated in Art. VI, Sect. 6, of the Kosrae Constitution. See, Art. VI of the Kosrae Constitution.
The State of Pohnpei is one of the four states that make up the Federated States of Micronesia, along with the states of Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap. Pohnpei lies just east of Kosrae, which is the eastern-most island in the FSM.
Pohnpei island is the biggest island in the FSM and is circular in shape. Pohnpei has lush tropical forests, and beautiful waterfalls and rivers. It's famous landmarks are Sokehs Rock and the ancient ruins of Nan Madol. It has abundant marine resources especially in its outlying atolls.
Pohnpei State has its own constitutional government with three co-equal branches of government consisting of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The Pohnpei Constitution also upholds, respects, and protects the customs and traditions of the traditional kingdoms of Pohnpei. See, Art. 5 of the Pohnpei Constitution.
The Executive Branch is headed by a Governor and Lt. Governor who appoint their own cabinet members and are primarily responsible for executing the laws and administering state government services. See, Art. 9 of the Pohnpei Constitution.
The legislative or law making power of the state is vested in the Pohnpei Legislature whose primary responsibility is to make the law and create state government programs. The Legislature is composed of 23 Senators who are elected by the voters of the electoral districts of Kapingamarangi, Mwokil, Ngetik, Nukuoro, Pingelap, Kolonia Town, Net, Uh, Kitti, Madolenihmw, Sokehs. See, Art. 8 of the Pohnpei Constitution.
The judicial power of the State is vested in the Pohnpei State Court and such inferior courts as may be created by law. The judiciary interprets the constitution and laws of the state. See, Art. 10 of the Pohnpei Constitution.
The State of Yap is one of the four states that make up the Federated States of Micronesia, along with the states of Pohnpei, Chuuk and Kosrae. Yap is the Western-most island in the FSM, located about midway between Guam and Palau.
Yap is comprised of the main islands of Yap, Gagil, Tomil, and Rumung. Yap State stretches eastward, for another 1,200 or so kilometers and includes another 134 outer islands, most of them low-lying atolls.
The Yapese were seafaring people who sailed vast distances over the Pacific. Even in recent times, canoes from Yap have sailed to the Marianas, Okinawa, and Palau. The trip to Palau was made to re-enact the quarrying of stone money. In centuries past, Yapese made the life-threatening 1000 kilometer round trip voyage to Palau's Rock Islands to quarry the now famous stone money. Yap is probably best known for this stone money - huge disks of crytalline stone. These stone disks measure up to two meters in diameter, and weigh as much as four tons, making them the world's largest currency.
Yap State has its own constitutional government with three co-equal branches of government consisting of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Yap also has traditional leaders that serve in the Council of Pilung and the Council of Tamol which perform functions concerning tradition and custom. See Art. III of the Yap State Constitution .
The Executive Branch is headed by a Govenor and a Lt. Governor and they are primarily resposible for executing the laws and administering state government services. See Art. VI of the Yap State Constitution.
The legislative power of the State is vested in the Legislature. Such power extends to all rightful subjects of legislation not inconsistent with the Yap Constitution. The Legislature is composed of ten members, who shall be elected by the qualified voters of their respective election districts. See Art. V of the Yap State Constitution.
The judicial power of the State is vested in its State Court, and other courts as may be created by law. The State Court is the highest court of the State and consists of a Chief Justice and two Associate Justices. The number of Associate Justices may be increased by law upon the request of the State Court. Retired justices may serve temporarily on the State Court at the request of the Chief Justice. See Art. VII of the Yap State Constitution.
Please note: The following page lists multilateral treaties and conventions which the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has signed or is a party to. The page only includes those treaties and conventions which are registered with the United Nations and does not include bilateral agreements (= agreements between two states).
The page does not contain any information on the listed treaties/conventions. If you do look for such information, please consult the appropriate search engines on the world wide web. The Government of the FSM does not guarantee the accuracy or comprehensiveness of the information on the page.
The first item listed is the name of the respective treaty/convention (or protocol thereto). The second item lists action in respect to the Federated States of Micronesia (Signature, Accession, Acceptance, Ratification, etc). If a link is offered, it will show the relevant document of the treaty action.
If a date is specified under Signature, then it refers to the day at which the FSM has signed the treaty/convention. All other dates listed refer to the entry into force for the FSM (the day since when the treaty/convention has become binding for the FSM). This date is different from the date on the relevant documents.
|Date Established||Country Ambassador||FSM Ambassador|
United States of America
|Republic of the Marshall Islands||2/26/87|
|Republic of Nauru||4/10/87|
|Papua New Guinea||9/21/88||Non-Resident|
|State of Israel||11/23/88||Non-Resident||Non-Resident|
|Republic of Kiribati||12/9/88|
|Republic of the Philippines||1/10/89|
|Kingdom of Tonga||8/1/89|
|People's Republic of China||9/11/89||Resident||Resident|
|Independent State of Samoa||3/13/90|
|Republic of Chile||3/31/90|
|Republic of Korea||4/5/91||Non-Resident|
|Republic of Indonesia||7/16/91|
|Federal Republic of Germany||4/21/92||Non-Resident|
|Republic of Cyprus||5/5/92|
|Republic of Peru||5/7/92|
|Kingdom of Spain||5/11/92||Non-Resident|
|Kingdom of Sweden||8/17/92|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||8/31/92||Non-Resident|
|Republic of Colombia||9/8/92|
|Republic of Guatemala||5/13/92|
|Republic of Argentina||7/27/93|
|The Holy See (Vatican City)||1/27/94|
|Republic of Palau||10/1/94|
|Republic of Greece||4/30/96|
|Republic of India||11/29/96||Non-Resident|
|Republic of South Africa||12/12/96|
|Sov. Military Order of Malta||11/12/97|
|Republic of Croatia||9/30/99|
|The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||11/30/04|
|Republic of Turkey||12/06/06|
|Arab Republic of Egypt||9/25/10|
|Kingdom of Morocco||10/13/10|
|Federative Republic of Brazil||10/25/10|
|Republic of Kosovo||9/17/13|
|Republic of Latvia||2/25/15|
|Republic of Poland||3/6/15|
|Republic of Kazakhstan||10/27/15|
|State of Kuwait||9/2/16|
|United Arab Emirates||9/14/16|
|Republic of Armenia||9/21/17|
|Republic of Mauritius||10/10/17|
|Republic of Paraguay||10/11/17|