The Federated States of Micronesia vows to finish unfinished business and aim for women’s participation in all areas of nation-building

Micronesia’s strategic development plan started in 2004 and will end in 2023. It encompasses the participation of women in all spheres of nation building, guided by a Gender Strategic Planning Matrix. The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia will pursue with more vigour the unfinished work of the MDGs, while focusing on Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and its cross-cutting effects. As part of the collective commitment to move forward, it stresses the need for adequate resources and human capacities. Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, President Peter Christian said: “Let us commit ourselves to another homework in addition to those already suggested—and that is that we reach our goal before its time.” [Speech]