Country / Region profile of: Micronesia

Discrimination and violence against women are among the most prevalent issues in the Federate States of Micronesia, commonly known as Micronesia. There has been no recent conflict in Micronesia. Micronesia has not been listed in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI), and has acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 2004. Micronesia voted for the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), but has not yet signed or ratified. During the 2017 October Security Council Open Debate, Micronesia did not make any statements affirming support for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and the WPS Agenda holistically. They have not developed a National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000). There is no data on military spending. Cultural factors in the male-dominated society limit women's representation in government and politics.

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Military expenditure
The country spends an unknown amount of money on the military
Investing in peace and gender equality
Micronesia could invest in creation and ongoing funding of a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
NAP 1325
Micronesia does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Unknown