The Melanesian Spearhead Group is to appoint an Eminent Persons Group to consider the sub-regional grouping's priorities and way forward for the next 25 years.
The MSG, which represents the interests of Melanesian countries and territories, has been marking its 25th anniversary in Vanuatu this week.
The executive officer to the MSG director general, Lora Lini, says nominations have begun to be received.
"One of the former dignitaries of the MSG membership is Mr Kaliopate Tavola. He is the nominee from Fiji, and the membership of the MSG are going to be providing the names of their nominee."
The MSG's Lora Lini.
Other MSG countries will hold week long silver jubilee celebrations from February to June.