Terms and Conditions

Content on the GLTN website is protected under a  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO (CC BY 3.0 IGO)  license.  To ensure wide dissemination of its information, GLTN is committed to making its content freely available and encourages the responsible use,  reproduction, and dissemination of the text, multimedia, and data presented. Content may be adapted, translated, copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, and for use in non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgment of GLTN and the publishing organizations, as appropriate, is given and that GLTN’s, UNHABITAT or the partner’s organization;s endorsement of users’ views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way.


Unauthorized translation of any of the content on the GLTN website must be accompanied by this disclaimer:

This translation was not created by GLTN or UNHABITAT and should not be considered an official  GLTN or UNHABITAT translation. GLTN or UNHABITAT is not liable for any content or error in this translation.


Any adaptations of the work published on the website should be accompanied by the following disclaimer:

This is an adaptation of an original work by (GLTN, UNHABITAT and/or partner organization *edit as appropriate* ). Views and opinions expressed in the adaptation are the sole responsibility of the author or authors of the adaptation and are not endorsed by GLTN or UNHABITAT.

Third-party content:

GLTN does not necessarily own each component of the content contained within the website. Therefore, GLTN does not warrant that the use of any third party-owned individual component or part contained in the work will not infringe on the rights of those third parties. The risk of claims resulting from such infringement rests solely with you. If you wish to re-use a component of the work, it is your responsibility to determine whether permission is needed for that re-use and to obtain permission from the copyright owner. Examples of components include, but are not limited to partner publications, reports, briefs and the representative data contained therein.

All queries on rights and licenses should be addressed to unhabitat-gltn@un.org.

Note: STDM and related content copyright is outlined at https://stdm.gltn.net

Reuse Of Photographs:

Conditions for reuse of photographs on the GLTN website are the same as those for other content, with the exception that photographs must not be modified without prior permission.

Permission must be requested for any commercial use, advertising, marketing, storage or third-party distribution of photographs. GLTN reserves the right to withhold distribution and/or permission to reproduce photographic material should the intended use be considered inappropriate. All photographs sourced from the GLTN website must be credited each time they are published.

The recommended citation format for photographs is Photo: ©UNHABITAT/(Photographer Name/Organization).

To request special permissions, please send the URL address in which the photograph(s) appear and a description of their intended use to unhabitat-gltn@un.org

GLTN Publications Recommended Citation Format: 

GLTN {Year of publication}({Title of content}{Authors and Page number (for publications)} {GLTN Website link} {Date accessed and/or downloaded}

Non-GLTN Content:

The GLTN logo is the corporate identifier of the network and it is protected under international treaties and conventions on intellectual property. Partners are strongly encouraged to verify logo files and their use with their respective GLTN Secretariat focal points before use.

Requests for use of the GLTN logo for any reason whatsoever, whether or not in association with other logos, must be addressed to unhabitat-gltn@un.org. If permission for use of the GLTN logo is granted, instructions for its placement and display, including related disclaimers, must be strictly adhered to. The use and reproduction of content containing the GLTN logo must not be in association with advertising or with the names of proprietary products and must not imply GLTN’s endorsement of products or services in any way.

GLTN reserves the right to request the immediate removal of its logo from unauthorized websites or products.

Linking To The GLTN Website

GLTN encourages users to use hyperlinks to the GLTN website and prior permission is not required. The GLTN logo should not be included when linking to the GLTN website, unless prior permission has been granted.


The designations employed and the presentation of information on the GLTN website do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of GLTN or UNHABITAT concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by GLTN in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

Information on this site is provided on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. GLTN makes every effort to ensure but does not guarantee, the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information on the GLTN website. GLTN reserves the right to alter, limit or discontinue any part of this service at its discretion. Under no circumstances shall GLTN be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered that is claimed to result from the use of information posted on this site, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay.

Hyperlinks to non-GLTN websites do not imply any official endorsement of or responsibility on the part of GLTN for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at these locations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The sole purpose of links to non-GLTN sites is to indicate further information available on related topics. The information is provided on the basis that users accessing the platform assume responsibility for assessing its relevance, accuracy, and suitability for the application.

No part of these Terms and Conditions shall constitute or be interpreted as a waiver of the privileges and immunities of GLTN.

Discussion Fora and Commenting Tools

The GLTN website contains specialized discussion fora and commenting tools. When participating, users agree not to:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others;
  • Publish, post, distribute or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material;
  • Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws unless the User owns or controls the rights and has received all necessary permissions; and
  • Upload, email, transmit or otherwise make available unsolicited advertising of any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, “spam” or chain letters, etc.

Users specifically acknowledge that GLTN is not liable for the conduct of any other user. Users repeatedly posting material that falls into the above categories will be removed and/or blocked from participating in the related fora and commenting tools.


For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, GLTN employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized investigations and to maintain required correspondence files, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used to determine the number of users and, occasionally, which general domains are accessing the GLTN website. The GLTN website does not use persistent cookies and data gathered are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with United Nations guidelines.

Any information provided to GLTN by users is held with the utmost care and security, and is not used in any manner without users’ consent.

All GLTN employees who have access to or are associated with the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of this data and all official business matters.

Notification of amendments

GLTN reserves the right to amend this policy at its own discretion. Notifications of any significant amendment will be posted on this page.