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Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF): Land Forces, Naval Forces (2008)
Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for voluntary military service; reserve obligation to age 45 (2006)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 242,567
females age 16-49: 238,556 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 189,282
females age 16-49: 202,350 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
males age 16-49: 9,077
females age 16-49: 8,728 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
2.2% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Trafficking in persons
current situation: Fiji is a source country for children trafficked for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation and a destination country for a small number of women from China and India trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation
tier rating: Tier 3 - Fiji does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; the government has demonstrated no action to investigate or prosecute traffickers, assist victims, take steps to reduce the demand for commercial sex acts, or support any anti-trafficking information or education campaigns; Fiji has not ratified the 2000 UN TIP Protocol (2008)

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