Federated States of Micronesia signs UNESCO Constitution
NEW YORK, October 19, 1999 (FSM Permanent Mission to the UN) - The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia signed the UNESCO constitution today in London, England. At 3:00 p.m. Ambassador Nakayama of the Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations in New York signed the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's Constitution making the Federated States of Micronesia the 188th member. Present at the signing were Mrs. Nakayama and Mr. Jeem Lippwe, Minister of the Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the UN.
Following the signing of the UNESCO Constitution, Ambassador and Mrs. Nakayama and Mr. Lippwe traveled to Paris to attend the UNESCO General Conference and will be joined by Vice President Killion and Dr. Mauricio.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was established in 1945 and aims to "contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science and culture. Its highest body is the General Conference which meets biannually and in which the delegation of the Federated States of Micronesia, will participate.