msg secretarriat

The MSG Secretariat opened its doors in May 2008 for business after years of operating on an ad-hoc basic. The opening signaled an exciting phase for the MSG group as it ventured into organising and managing its affairs in a more structure manner. The political will and leadership in arriving at this landmark event has been stable and leaders have shown great courage to venture out. This new dimension on engagement with Pacific region and beyond will subsequently seek increased collaboration among MSG members.

Given the infancy of the organisation our initial efforts have been largely devoted to developing the required administrative framework and necessary legal parameters to sustain and facilitate all operations. Most of the crucial administrative processes and procedures are complete.

The MSG Secretariat comprises of the Office of the Director General  and three divisions, each headed by a Director in charge of : Trade, Investment and Economic Development Division, Governance and Sustainable Development and Operations.



Excelling together towards a progressive and prosperous Melanesia


To serve our members with dedication and integrity


  • Provide sound policy and technical advice
  • Facilitate the implementation of members' decisions
  • Advocate members collective interests in regional and international fora
  • Efficient management of resources to serve our members



To facilitate mutual cooperation and dialogue to enhance solidarity of our membership, encourage our members to promote a region that is stable, peaceful and safe, and encourage our members to implement policies to achieve sustained improvements in livelihoods

Our Values

We are an organisation that exists for the sole purpose of serving the interest of our members bearing in mind our:

  • Melanesian Heritage;
  • Diverse Culture;
  • Obligations for the promotion of a peaceful and safe environment;
  • Aspirations to improve livelihoods for all our citizens, especially our woman and youth; and
  • Commitment to advance the protection of human rights.

In this context, we are :-

  • God fearing and embrace Christian Principles;
  • Dedicated, responsible and fair;
  • Responsive, respectful and protecting of the interests of our members;
  • Innovative, smart, technically-capable and hardworking;
  • Caring of our people and our properties; and
  • Law-abiding and sensitive to the needs of the Host Country.