Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Advisory and Expert Services Available Via ESCAP

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): March 18, 1997 - Advisory and Expert Services are available to the FSM through the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) during 1997, according to a March 11, 1997 letter from FSM Acting President Jacob Nena to the four FSM State Governors.

The fields of expertise offered are in Trade Policy, Negotiations and Promotion, Environmental Management, Trade Facilitation, Poverty Alleviation and Social Integration, Mineral Policy and Mineral Economics, Water Resources, Ports and Harbor Development, Development Economics and Strategic Planning, Social Development, Planning, and Civil Engineering and Structures.

Government agencies may request advisory services, including short-term advisors on specific fields from ESCAP through the Division of UN and Multilateral Affairs in the FSM Department of External Affairs.

In another matter, Acting President Jacob Nena in a March 6, 1997 letter informed Secretary of Education, Dr. Catalino Cantero, that Ms. Karen Prosser will visit the FSM to offer six full scholarships for 1997, two each for Pohnpei and Chuuk and one each for Kosrae and Yap. These scholarships are from the Junior Statesmen Foundation which Prosser is the National Summer Programs Director.

Nena asked Dr. Cantero to coordinate Prosser's visit from April 6 to the 11, 1997. Nena said he hopes the young citizens of the FSM will benefit from the program. Nena said Dr. Cantero to properly inform the States so they will be prepared to meet with Prosser and to begin selecting students who will represent the FSM.

Prosser will also visit the Republic of Palau to promote the Junior Statesman Foundation's program.

Participants are outstanding high school students, boys and girls in grades 10 to 12. This year's participants will be at Stanford, Princeton, Yale and Northwestern Universities from June 30 to July 25; July 6 to July 31 at the University of Texas, and July 13 to August 3 at the Georgetown University.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356