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Palau is an island country in the Micronesia subregion of Oceania in the western Pacific. The republic consists of approximately 340 islands and connects the western chain of the Caroline Islands with parts of the Federated States of Micronesia.


Our standard dataset contains 98 entities connected with Palau. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Palau. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 48 entities identified as PEPs connected with Palau.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, & Environment1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Human Resources, Culture, Tourism, & Development1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Public Infrastructure, Industries, & Commerce1--
Minister of State1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Delegates--16
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Palau to Japan-21
ambassador of Palau to Taiwan-11
Ambassador to the US1--
Palauan Ambassador to the United States--1
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President of Palau-51
Minister of Justice of Palau-31
Minister of State of Palau-21
President of Palau-21
Member of the House of Delegates of Palau-11
Member of the Senate of Palau-2-
Attorney General1--
Chief of Staff to the President1--
First Lady of Palau--1
Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...