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Palau
  • Constitution of the Republic of Palau1, 1979
  • The Second Constitutional Convention of Palau, 2005

The Constitution of Palau contains the following provisions regarding natural resources and the environment:

"Article VI: The national government shall take positive action to attain these national objectives and implement these national policies: conservation of a beautiful, healthful and resourceful natural environment; promotion of the national economy; protection of the safety and security of persons and property; promotion of the health and social welfare of the citizens through the provision of free or subsidized health care; and provision of public education for citizens which shall be free and compulsory as prescribed by law."





1. A non-official English version of the Constitution of Palau is available on the website of the World Intellectual Property Organization's website.