The Information Services Division is responsible for the implementation of the information systems policy. It consists of five departments and one oversight unit: • Department of Contract Management and Departmental Support ( • Department of Service Management and Integration ( • Department of Information Services ( • Department of Information Technology ( • Archives Department ( • Monitoring Group ( The DJZ deals with legal issues in all areas of law dealt with by the Ministry. These include drafting laws, conducting and coordinating judicial proceedings in which the Ministry is involved, representing the Netherlands before European and international courts, and strengthening the international legal order. The Division of Treaties, International Agreements and Law of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs is responsible for providing legal advice to various departments of the Ministry and other government agencies and ministries on a wide range of international law issues. The Division`s activities include analyzing, preparing, reporting, providing advice and opinions on the signature, ratification or accession of Trinidad and Tobago to the bilateral, regional and multilateral legal instruments to which Trinidad and Tobago intends to accede. The Visits and Events Division (DPG/BE) is responsible for organising and accompanying all incoming visits by foreign dignitaries. It also organizes all major service events, and decorations, gifts and references fall within its competence. Questions relating to a particular convention may be addressed to a central or competent authority designated by a State for a particular convention. Details of these authorities are available on the website of the relevant Convention.

If legal advice is required, the assistance of a qualified lawyer may be required. The DPG is responsible for implementing government policy on the role of the Netherlands as host country of embassies and international organisations and monitors the implementation of legislation in this area. The DPG organises and accompanies all state, official and working visits by Heads of State and Government, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and heads of international organisations such as the UN, EU and NATO. He is also responsible for traditional protocol matters such as decorations and accreditations, as well as matters concerning the royal family. This area includes the Supervision and Monitoring Unit (TM) and the Enterprise Accounting and Information Unit (CI). N.B. The purpose of the national bodies is communication between the members and the Permanent Bureau (Secretariat) of the HCCH. They are not intended for communication with the public. Questions relating to a particular convention may be addressed to a central or competent authority designated by a State for a particular convention. Details of these authorities are available on the website of the relevant Convention. If legal advice is required, the assistance of a qualified lawyer may be required. The Permanent Bureau does not respond to legal requests from individuals or legal practitioners in connection with the application of the various Hague Conventions.

HDPO develops and implements personnel policy and advises on staff and organisational development. The Service Centre (formerly part of the Department of Information and Communication Technology) is now part of the Information Technology and Accessible Activities Unit. Email: (part of the Audit and Evaluation Group) In addition, the DJZ coordinates inter-ministerial activities in the fields of European and international law as well as in the context of the signing and approval of international agreements. It also publishes international agreements and provides childcare services. The aim of BIO is to improve understanding of the implementation and impact of Dutch foreign policy. It responds to the need for independent evaluation of policies and measures in all policy areas covered by the homogeneous budget for international cooperation (HGIS). Evaluations allow ministers to report to Parliament on policies and the allocation of funds. For more information on BIO, see Evaluation of Foreign Policy Spending.

During the evaluations, we focus on three main themes: AVT translates into and from foreign languages for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other ministries, some senior councillors of state and the royal family. Additional features and responsibilities of the department include: If you have any questions about Piramide or Discoverer, please contact the Service Request Manager (SRM). All other questions can be addressed by e-mail to EPZ/KT ( The following departments fall under the Directorate General of Consular Affairs and Operational Management (DGCB): The ISB unit focuses primarily on identifying and mapping risks that hinder the achievement of results by the organization, particularly Dutch missions abroad. The CPU does this primarily by evaluating missions. The way we work is based on three basic principles: confidentiality, transparency and independence. The main tasks of the DHF are the formulation and implementation of real estate and facility management policy. He is responsible for the new overseas real estate policy and facilities issues not covered by the inter-ministerial 4FM facilities service, which oversees the Ministries of Foreign Affairs (BZ), Social Affairs and Employment (SZW), Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment (VROM) and Transport, Public Works and Water Management (V&W).

The VCI develops guidelines and advises the Ministry in The Hague and Dutch missions abroad on security issues. The Ministry`s Integrity Coordinator (CCI) and Crisis Coordinator (CCC) are also part of the VCI, although they have independent duties. The Integrity Coordinator is the focal point for integrity issues and responsible for integrity policy. In the event of an international crisis, the crisis coordinator is responsible for central coordination. It also develops policies and serves as a point of contact for other government departments in this area. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs is primarily responsible for ocean affairs on behalf of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. In this context, the Division for Treaties, International Agreements and Legal Affairs negotiates maritime transport delimitation agreements and bilateral fisheries access agreements with neighbouring coastal States. In addition to its primary responsibility for the law of the sea, the Division also negotiates international agreements in various areas on behalf of Trinidad and Tobago in order to promote the national interest.

The COM informs the public about Dutch foreign policy and development cooperation and coordinates the media and communication strategy for the ministers. Other important areas of the CMO are the provision of information on the Netherlands abroad and the promotion of its international image, as well as internal communication and communication advice within the Ministry, both at its headquarters in The Hague and at its missions abroad. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (Office of the CIO) is a small policy unit responsible for the Department`s information systems. It works in accordance with requests from other departments of the Ministry. Within the CIO office, the Project Management Organizational Unit (PMO) is responsible for the implementation of new project initiatives. The CIO office also has information management consultants who are responsible for information policy and information management in the areas of information systems (document) and records. ACD audits and advises on the financial management of the department. In addition to these tasks, FEZ/KT is also the first point of contact within FEZ for: The Host Country Division (DPG/NG) implements Dutch host country policy and is the contact point for the approximately 100 embassies and nearly 40 international organisations in the Netherlands. It is also the contact point for other central or local authorities active in this field. The DPG is responsible for the political management and implementation of activities related to the diplomatic corps and international organizations, such as the registration of privileged persons and the resolution of day-to-day problems. DPG/NG coordinates the admission procedure for professional and honorary consuls and military attachés and provides operational support to newly established international organisations in the Netherlands. DPG also handles the entry into the Netherlands of suspects, accused persons and witnesses on their way to international criminal tribunals and courts in The Hague.

Deputy Secretary (Legal Affairs and Treaties) Ministry of External Affairs Legal Affairs and Treaties Division ISIL Building 9 Bhagwandass Road NEW DELHI 110 001 India Tel: +91 (11) 2338 1839 Fax: +91 (11) 2338 9724 Internet: G.S.O.O. coordinates all activities relevant to ministers and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes document trafficking, contacts with the House of Representatives, advice to Cabinet and interdepartmental contacts. G.S.O. also supports senior departmental officials in their management tasks.