The Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat is to undergo a major organisational restructure under the leadership of its new Director-General, Amena Yauvoli.
It aims to address the sub-regional group's precarious financial situation and to ensure it is more efficient.
Mr Yauvoli says it will include cuts to staff costs, a review of some staff policies and a follow up on all membership dues.
He said with New Caledonia's FLNKS understandable struggles to pay its contributions, the secretariat will take it out of the budget formulae and the other members will absorb this cost.
The director general also said the secretariat is firmly committed to enhancing the standing and visibility of the MSG.