France and the Federated States of Micronesia
It was under Micronesia’s Presidency of the Pacific Islands Forum that the membership of New Caledonia and French Polynesia as full members was accepted, having been requested for over a decade.
President Peter Christian welcomed France’s leadership during COP21 and called for the effective implementation of an ambitious regional strategy to put into practice the commitments that had been made. He attended the high-level dialogue on climate change organized in Nouméa by the Pacific Community in May 2018 and closed by the French President.
France has been asked to support the inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list of the remarkable megalithic site of Nan Madol and the creation of the future national museum, in liaison with the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia.
Updated: June 2018