|7th Secretary-general of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States|
1 March 2005 – 28 February 2010
|Preceded by||Jean-Robert Goulongana|
|Succeeded by||Mohamed Ibn Chambas|
|Born||11 July 1941|
|Nationality||Papua New Guinean|
Sir John Kaputin (born 11 July 1941) was the foreign minister of Papua New Guinea from 1992 until 1994 and from December 1999 until 2000. He is a co-founder of the Melanesian Alliance Party. He was named Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in 1983 and Knight Bachelor of the British Empire in 1997.
In March 2005, he took office as secretary-general of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
In December 2011, Kaputin alongside Edward Laboran, became the inaugural inductees into the Papua New Guinea Sports Federation and Olympic Committee Sporting Hall of Fame.
- Snow, Bob (1 December 2011). "Papua New Guinea Sports Federation – 50th Anniversay". Oceania Athletics Association. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- Profiles of Panelists. United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Accessed 2011-02-24.
- John KAPUTIN, ACP Secretariat, Secretary General. European Commission. Accessed 2011-02-24.
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