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On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reiterates its unswerving commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.

Overview of the human rights and democracy situation: In 2018, basic human rights were respected in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), such as right to assembly and freedom of speech, and no gross human rights’ abuses were identified. There were however human rights concerns relating to domestic violence and trafficking in human beings that still demanded attention. Other human rights issues include problems related to climate change.

Although the government of Solomon Islands has yet to enact a comprehensive human rights policy, a number of improvements took place during 2018. However, successful implementation of the Acts remains a challenge.

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