The Melanesian Spearhead Group now has an official flag.
The flag was raised for the first time recently beside the flags of the 5 member countries of the MSG, which are Vanuatu, PNG, Fiji, Solomon Islands and the FLNKS of New Caledonia.
The idea for a flag for the MSG was raised in 2008 during the official opening of its secretariat in Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila.
A competition was then launched for a design for the flag within the member countries.
The winning design by Florence Toka from Vanuatu.
The MSG was formed in 1984.