External Relations Division (ERD)

The External Relations Division (ERD) advises the Director-General (DG) on external relations policies, promotes universal adherence to the Chemical Weapon Convention (CWC) and liaises with governments, other International Organisations, the media and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s). 

The ERD also manages relations with the Host Country (the Netherlands) and all protocol and visa activities of particular importance, being those for inspectors going on missions. 

The ERD consists of two (2) branches: