As agreed to at the 29 SPREP Meeting in Apia last year, the Secretariat would kickstart the preparation process for the recruitment of the Director General (DG) position in the last half of 2020 through direct communication with all members regarding the process and requirements in line with the Rules of Procedure for the Appointment of the Director General, so that a report with a recommendation is ready to be considered by the SPREP Meeting in 2021.