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MSG appoints Deputy Director General

10 March 2014

The Director General of the MSG Secretariat Mr Peter Forau is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Molean Kilepak as the new Deputy Director General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat. Mr Kilepak is a national from Papua New Guinea and holds a Masters in Law (Specialising in Government and Commercial Law) from the Australian National University (2007) and a Law Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea (1997). He also holds a number of certificates in various areas of the law and senior management skills including a Diploma in Business (Frontline Management) from TAFE NSW. Mr Kilepak previously held the position of Director for the Legal Policy and Governance Branch (formerly the Executive Services and Administrative Law Branch) within the Department of Justice and Attorney General (the Department) in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The new Deputy Director General is due to resume duties at the Secretariat at the end of March 2014.



Short-Term Consultancy:  Knowledge Management Specialist

Closing Date : 13 June 2014


Call for Applications to Conduct a Feasibility Study for Establishing a MSG Stabilization Fund

Closing Date : 31 May 2014

Monthly Events



3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States

Apia, Samoa
8-10 Workshop for Observer Mission to Fiji  Fiji

Independence Day (39th Anniversary)

Papua New Guinea

Fiji Elections

20 - 22

MSGTA3 Core Negotiations


Citizenship Day

Kanaky-New Caledonia (Public Holiday)
24 - 26

Governing Body (SOM/FMM Budget) Meeting

Port Vila

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11 - 12 August 2014 - Port Vila, VANUATU

MSG Environment and Climate Change Experts Officials draft MSG Environment and Climate Change Framework for Actio

Members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Environment and Climate Change Technical Advisory Committee (ECCTAC) successfully concluded their 4th meeting  .....Read more


23 - 25 April 2014 - Port Vila, VANUATU

MSG Security Experts consider Regional Security Issues

The Co-chair of the 11th Sub-Committee on Security Meeting, Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Defence, National Security and Immigration of the Republic of Fiji, Mr Osea Cawaru called on member countries from the Melanesian Spearhead Group to work together .
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Trade PR 2

26 March 2014 - Port Vila, VANUATU

MSG Workshop on the Draft MSG Trade Agreement and other Trade & Economic Integration       Initiatives

The MSG Secretariat has conducted another successful 2 days Workshop on the Draft MSG Trade Agreement and other Trade and Economic Agreement/Initiatives in the region, .
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24 March 2014 - Port Vila, VANUATU

MSG Skills Movement Scheme (SMS) Implementation Round Table Meeting

The MSG Secretariat hosted a Roundtable Meeting on the Skills Movement Scheme (SMS) at the Secretariat Conference Room in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 24 March 2014
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MSG Day 2

21 March 2014 - Port Vila, VANUATU

Students and public learn more of MSG on MSG Day

Secondary School students around Port Vila and members of the public were able to visit for the first time the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat in Port Vila, 
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MSG Scholarship 2

21 March 2014 - Port Vila, VANUATU

MSG to roll out first step of MSG Silver Jubilee Scholarship Fund in Honor of Fr. Walter Hayde Lini

The Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat has officially announced the formal endorsement of the decision of the Leaders of the MSG members namely FLNKS of Kanaky, New Caledonia; 
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 PR MSG Chair Visit2

03 September 2013 - Port Vila, VANUATU

MSG Chairman successfully completes his capital visit to Vanuatu, the home of the MSG Secretariat

The Chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Mr. Victor Tutugoro has completed his official visit to the MSG Secretariat and his first Capital visit to the .....Read more

 Library Opening3

03 September 2013 - Port Vila, VANUATU

Official opening of MSG Library 

The Chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and Spokesperson of the Front de Liberation National Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS), Monsieur Victor Tutugoro .....Read more

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