John Kaputin

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John Kaputin
7th Secretary-general of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
In office
1 March 2005 – 28 February 2010
Preceded by Jean-Robert Goulongana
Succeeded by Mohamed Ibn Chambas
Personal details
Born (1941-07-11) 11 July 1941 (age 76)
Nationality Papua New Guinean

Sir John Kaputin, CMG (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 in 1997.

In March 2005, he took office as secretary-general of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.

He represented Papua and New Guinea as a sprinter at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.[1]

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Islanders at the Games". Fox Sport. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Snow, Bob (1 December 2011). "Papua New Guinea Sports Federation – 50th Anniversay". Oceania Athletics Association. Retrieved 5 July 2014.