Terms of use

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The use of this website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions:

UN Women maintains this website (the “Site”) as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site (“Users”). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. UN Women grants permission to Users to visit the Site and to download and copy the information, documents, and materials (collectively, “Materials”) from the Site for the User’s personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, subject to the terms and conditions of use outlined below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific Material within this Site. Any use other than for personal or educational purposes, including reproduction or translation of substantial portions of the Materials, requires the express prior written permission of UN Women.


Materials provided on this Site are provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. UN Women specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. UN Women periodically adds, changes, improves, or updates the Materials on this Site without notice. Under no circumstances shall UN Women or the United Nations be liable for any loss, damage, liability, or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this Site, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption, or delay with respect thereto. The use of this Site is at the User’s sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall UN Women or the United Nations be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that UN Women is not liable for any conduct of any User.

This Site may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information providers. The responsibility for opinions expressed in signed articles, studies, and other contributions on the Site rests solely with their authors. UN Women does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information provided by any information provider, any User of this Site, or any other person or entity, and nor does that advice, those opinions or statements, or other information necessarily represent the views of UN Women, the United Nations, or its Member States.

Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the User’s own risk. Neither UN Women nor the United Nations, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers, or content providers, shall be liable to any User or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of, or use of any content herein, or for its timeliness or completeness, nor shall they be liable for any failure of performance, computer virus, or communication line failure, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

As a condition of use of this Site, the User agrees to indemnify the United Nations from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of the User’s use of this Site, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that, if true, would constitute a breach by the User of these Terms and Conditions of Use. If the User is dissatisfied with any Material on this Site or with any of its Terms and Conditions of Use, the User’s sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

This Site may contain links and references to third-party websites. The linked websites are not under the control of UN Women, and UN Women is not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. UN Women provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by UN Women or the United Nations.

Interactive parts of Site

UN Women accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the conduct of any User in connection with the use of bulletin boards, chat rooms, or any other mechanisms to display user-generated content (collectively, “Forums”), made available on this Site, or for any material submitted by users and carried on this Site.

The User agrees to use the Forums only to submit, send, and receive messages and materials that are proper and related to the particular Forum. The User agrees that when using a Forum, he or she shall not do any of the following:

  1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
  2. Publish, post, distribute, or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful material or information;
  3. Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy and publicity) unless the User owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all consents therefor as may be required by law;
  4. Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer;
  5. Delete any author attributions, legal notices, or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;
  6. Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
  7. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters, or download any file posted by another user of a Forum that the User knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

UN Women does not monitor all content posted on Forums; however, it reserves the right to remove, for any reason and without notice, any content of the Forums received from Users.

Preservation of immunities

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the United Nations, which are specifically reserved.


UN Women reserves its exclusive right, in its sole discretion, to alter, limit, or discontinue the Site or any Materials in any respect. UN Women shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.

UN Women reserves the right to deny, in its sole discretion, any user access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

No waiver by UN Women of any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.