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The President of the Federated States of Micronesia, His Excellency David Panuelo invites you to celebrate the Micronesia Challenge during a virtual forum on Wednesday 21 April 2021

On the eve of Earth Day, we celebrate fifteen years of progress and impact toward our original Micronesia Challenge commitment to effectively conserve at least 30% of the near-shore marine resources and 20% of the terrestrial resources across Micronesia by 2020. Together we will celebrate the bright spots, reflect on the lessons and be inspired by the locally-led, regionally connected Micronesia Challenge 2030 commitments spearheading the next decade of action on the Global Goals.

Hosted by His Excellency David Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia with His Excellency David W. Kabua, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, President of the Republic of Palau, the Governors of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.

Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Time: 9-11am Guam | 10-12pm Pohnpei |

11-1pm Suva | 1-3pm Honolulu (20 April) |

7-9pm NYC (20 April)

Register HERE >>>> <<<<< to receive the Zoom link

The Virtual Forum is a participatory event and will use the chat window and breakout groups on Zoom for you to connect and share with other participants. It is recommended to have open or print out this Participant Guide to help you follow the agenda and questions asked. 

September 9, 2020: What a Success! - MC2030 Leaders at VIS2020 Grand Opening Speech

Si Yu’os Ma’ase Honorable Governor Lou Leon Guerrero for supporting the Micronesia Challenge 2030 as well as making the connection to Guam’s G3 Initiative! Governor has raised the profile of the MC and other sustainability initiatives in her keynote address at the Virtual Island Summit 2020 that took place yesterday, September 8, 2020. Check out a portion of her speech on our Instagram page @micronesiachallenge

Another great leader, His Excellency FSM President David Panuelo, representing the Micronesia region on conservation and sustainability leadership. Thank you for raising the profile of the Micronesia Challenge 2030 goals as one of the mechanisms to reach the Sustainable Development Goals and highlighting the importance of partnerships to preserve the oceans, such as the one with the Blue Prosperity Coalition

Lastly, thank you to all of our partners who attended the Grand Opening Session. Micronesia is not only well represented on this global virtual platform, but is leading the way for sustainability  for all islands. 

We can’t wait for you to join us for what we have planned for the rest of this year!

What’s next? Defining the next decade of Micronesian sustainability leadership

In 2020, the countries and territories will announce the Micronesia Challenge Plus to 2030 defining the next decade of Micronesian sustainability leadership. This will be announced via a series of events in late 2020 to build awareness and profile of the Micronesia Challenge and beyond including at the Our Ocean Conference hosted by Palau in December 2020. 

Micronesia will be spearheading continued impact to 2030 through strong political leadership toward ambitious 2030 goals. Continued success will be supported by community-based implementation, partnership and regional coordination and good governance.

We are looking forward to continuing the work and building strong coalitions to reach our goals!

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