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A British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic, Saint-Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha are situated mid-way between the South American and African continents.

A French Overseas Territory, Saint Pierre and Miquelon is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland. Its population stands at 6 125 and its capital is Saint-Pierre.

Sint-Eustatius is a Dutch Overseas Territory in the northern part of the Leeward Islands, with a total area of 21 km² and a population of 3,800.

The objectives of the Association are to promote the economic and social development of the countries and territories and to establish close relationships between them and the Union as a whole.

The Republic of Palau is an island in the north Pacific with a population of around 20,000, about 25% of whom are foreign nationals.

It has few natural resources, apart from fisheries. Key issues include climate change, especially the deterioration of coastal zones, and sustainable energy supply.

The Pitcairns are a group of 4 small islands in the middle of the south Pacific with a population of just 50.

The Commission delivers on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility announcing €20 million to increase the capacity of the Turkish Coast Guard and €27 million to facilitate refugees' access to education. The total amount contracted under the Facility is now close to €240 million

Niue is a self-governing state that has a close relationship (a 'free association') with New Zealand, which includes citizenship for Niueans as well as considerable aid.

The EU and the Maldives have maintained very close cooperation over the past few decades. Diplomatic relations were established in 1983, with the Commission Head of Delegation in Colombo being accredited as non-resident Ambassador to the Maldives.

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a sovereign island nation consisting of 4 states and 607 islands, with a population of around 106,000.

Like many other Pacific island states, it has few natural resources except fisheries.