Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use govern the use of all content, services, and products available at or through our website domain, www.unu.edu, including any of our subdomains (taken together, “our Website”). Our Website is owned and operated by the United Nations University (“UNU”, “our”, “us”, or “we”). Our Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on our Website (taken together, the “Agreement” or “Terms of Use”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using our Website. By accessing or using any part of our Website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or if you are dissatisfied with any content on our Website, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using our Website.

Rules when using our Website

By using our Website, you understand that all information and content made available on, or submitted to, our Website is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. This may include various UNU personnel, consultants, and advisers to UNU who prepared the work and who do not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations or UNU.

You acknowledge that all information and content provided on our Website 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. UNU does not make any representations or warranties about including, without limitation, the accuracy, integrity, or quality of the content and information made available on our Website.

Further, UNU does not make any representations or warranties that:

UNU reserves the right to suspend access to all or part of our Website for any reason, including business or operational reasons, such as improving the appearance or functionality of our Website, updating content, periodic maintenance, or to resolve any issues that UNU becomes aware of.

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

UNU does not guarantee that our Website does not contain viruses or other malicious software. UNU will not be responsible for any bugs or viruses on our Website, any such software that might be transferred to you from our Website, or any consequences which the presence or operation of such programs may have.

You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of our Website, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of such content. Under no circumstances shall UNU be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, even if UNU has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Country and area nomenclature

The designations employed and the presentation of material on our Website do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNU concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The term “country” as used in this material also refers, as appropriate, to territories or areas.

Links to other websites

Our Website may contain links and references to third-party websites. Linked sites are not under the control of UNU and UNU is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. UNU provides these links only for convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by UNU.

Privacy statement

Our Privacy Statement explains the way we handle and protect your personal data in relation to your use and browsing of our Website. By agreeing to the present Terms of Use, you also agree to our Privacy Statement.


As a condition of use of our Website, you agree to indemnify UNU and its affiliates from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of your use of our Website, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these Terms of Use.

Dispute settlement

Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach, termination or invalidity hereof, or to the use of our Website by you or any content available therein, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules then in force. The decisions of the arbitral tribunal shall be based on general principles of international commercial law. The arbitral tribunal shall have no authority to award punitive damages. The parties herein shall be bound by any arbitration award rendered as a result of such arbitration as the final adjudication of any such dispute. The language of any such proceedings shall be English.


Nothing in or relating to the Agreement shall be deemed a waiver, express or implied, of the privileges and immunities of the United Nations and UNU accorded to them under international law.

Notification of changes

UNU reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. Any revisions will be posted to this page. Continued use and browsing of our Website after such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. These Terms of Use were last updated in October 2021.

How to contact us

The United Nations University welcomes and values your contributions to our Website. If you would like to send feedback on our Website directly, please contact us.

  • our Website will be made available at any specific time or from any specific geographical location;
  • access to our Website will be continuous or uninterrupted; or
  • our Website will be accessible or optimised on all browsers, computers, tablets, phones or viewing platforms.