Micronesia

Military:  MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF

Military branches:

no regular military forces (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 26,712 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 22,008

females age 16-49: 23,501 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 1,276

female: 1,253 (2010 est.)

Military - note:

defense is the responsibility of the US

Transnational Issues:  MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF

Disputes - international:

none

Trafficking in persons:

current situation: Micronesia is a source, and to a limited extent, destination country for women subjected to sex trafficking; Micronesian women are fraudulently recruited for jobs in the US and its territories only to be forced into prostitution or labor upon arrival; Micronesian and foreign women and children are also reportedly prostituted on fishing vessels in Micronesia or its territorial waters, as well as restaurants and clubs frequented by fishermen; complaints of nonpayment and inhuman treatment on fishing boats has led to investigations of labor trafficking

tier rating: Tier 2 Watch List - Micronesia does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so; despite passage of implementing regulations for Micronesia's 2012 trafficking law, the government has not reported any investigations, prosecutions, or convictions for sex or labor trafficking; the government also makes no efforts to identify trafficking victims and refer them to protective services; no NGOs provide services to victims; limited efforts are made to increase the public's awareness of human trafficking (2013)

Illicit drugs:

major consumer of cannabis

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