Terms of use

The United Nations University Office of Communications welcomes and values your contributions to this website. If you would like to send feedback directly, please use the contact form.

To make sure that the information posted on this “digital” blog is useful and constructive, we ask everyone who contributes to review and agree the following basic rules.

We hope that this website will become a place where discussion and debate takes place in a genuine and respectful manner, but we do not intend that the result be a uniformity of opinion.

The views that are expressed by individual contributors do not represent an official view of the United Nations University.

When posting on this blog:

You agree to post only material that is relevant and useful.

You agree not to post any material that you do not have the right to post (for example, under intellectual property, confidentiality, privacy or other applicable laws).

You agree that your posted contributions will be licensed under the applicable Creative Commons license.

You may not post any unsolicited or unauthorized materials, including advertising or promotional materials.

You may not post any material that contains software viruses or other potentially harmful or disruptive computer code.

The administrator(s) of this blog reserves the right to delete any content that, and to block any contributor who, is deemed in breach of these rules, or otherwise fails to respect other readers of the UNU website. UNU also reserves the right take any other action as may be appropriate.

Rules when using this website

By using this website, you understand that all information and content made available at, or submitted to, this website is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. You also acknowledge that the United Nations University does not make any representations or warranties about, including without limitation, the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content and information made available at the instigation of users of this website.

Under no circumstances is the United Nations University liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to: any infringing content, any errors or omissions in content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the UNU website.

You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of such content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any content not created by the United Nations University or submitted to United Nations University, including without limitation, information in any part of this website.

You further agree that, while United Nations University makes every effort to ensure that the content made available on this website is legal and non-infringing, and that the use of it in accordance with these rules and other applicable policies, UNU cannot guarantee that all content made available at this site does not infringe the rights of any third party.

The United Nations University reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. Notice of a change will be announced on this page. Any revisions will include the date that they become effective.