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By using the website, the user agrees to the terms and conditions contained herein.


The Global Forum on Migration and Development ("GFMD") provides all materials (the "materials") published on its websites including but not limited to texts, documents, logos, designs, visual materials, photographs and videos for informational purposes only. 

The GFMD reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to alter, limit or discontinue its websites without notice, and shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith.

The GFMD reserves the right to deny, at its sole discretion, any user access to its websites or any portion thereof without notice.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights relating to the materials shall remain vested in the GFMD, unless otherwise stated.

The GFMD reserves the right to assert ownership of information collected on the websites.

Copyright and Permissions

All materials are copyright of the Global Forum on Migration on Migration, unless otherwise stated. The materials may be viewed, downloaded, and printed for personal, non-commercial use only, without any right to sell, resell, redistribute or create derivative works therefrom.

With the notable exception of media information, any other use including extraction, translation, reproduction, and distribution, in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, require the explicit prior written permission of GFMD.

Permission to use materials which are not owned by GFMD, must be requested from the copyright owner.

Media Information

Press Releases may be reproduced freely without the right to sell or charge for its use, provided the GFMD is specifically and clearly identified as the source of the materials.

Videos may be shown, reproduced and/or broadcasted freely without the right to sell or charge for its use, unless otherwise stated. For non-GFMD copyright video materials in broadcast quality, please refer to shot lists for information on access and restrictions.

GFMD should be credited as the source, unless otherwise stated. The user must include the URL of the materials, as well as the following credit line: © Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 20xx.

Mention of GFMD as the source of the materials shall not be made in any way that would implicitly or explicitly assert or suggest endorsement, sponsorship or affiliation by GFMD.

To request permission to extract, translate, copy or reproduce any materials contained in for commercial or non-commercial purposes, please contact:

GFMD Support Unit
15 Route des Morillons,
1218 Le Grand Saconnex, Geneva

Tel: +4122 788 49 46 / +4122 788 49 47
Fax: +4122 788 49 48

Linking to the GFMD Website

Other websites may link to without seeking the permission of the GFMD. However, such links must clearly identify the GFMD as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the GFMD web pages without alteration.


The materials are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. The GFMD specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the appropriateness, quality, timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the materials.

While the GFMD cannot make any warranties that there are no errors on the websites, it does endeavour, where appropriate, to correct errors that are drawn to its attention.

The use of the website is at a user's sole risk. By using the website, the user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the GFMD, its employees, information providers and content providers from and against any losses, damages, expenses (including legal fees and costs), claims, suits and liabilities to the extent arising out of or resulting from the use of the websites.

Neither the GFMD nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers accept any responsibility whatsoever for the appropriateness, quality, accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the materials.

Neither the GFMD nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers shall be liable to any user or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, incompleteness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration or use of any content published on the websites, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

If a user is dissatisfied with any material on the websites or with any of the terms and conditions governing the websites, a user's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the websites.

Boundaries and Geographic Names

The depiction and use of boundaries, geographic names, and related data shown on maps and included in lists, tables, documents, and databases on the websites are not warranted to be error free nor do they imply judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries by the GFMD.

Advice, Opinions, and Statements

The websites may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information and content providers. The GFMD does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, any user of the websites or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall be at a user's own risk.

Other Websites

The GFMD does not necessarily support policies and beliefs of organizations and individuals listed or referred to in materials held on the websites.

The GFMD does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with third party websites or links. The GFMD provides linked sites only as a convenience and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by GFMD.

Other Users

A user specifically acknowledges and agrees that the GFMD is not liable for any conduct of any user.

Bugs, Virus, Malicious Code, etc.

While the GFMD makes every effort to ensure the materials available on its websites are free of any software virus, it cannot guarantee that the materials are free from any or all software viruses. The GFMD is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by software and related codes, including viruses and worms.

Security Measures

The websites implement a series of technologies and security measures, such as encryption and/or authentication tools, in order to safeguard the information maintained on the GFMD's systems from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or loss.


Although the GFMD applies reasonable means to ensure that the information you furnish is not used by third parties for purposes other than that for which it was provided, the GFMD cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You should be aware that no transmission of information via the internet is ever totally secure. Transmission is therefore at your own risk.

Online Service Providers

While the GFMD has a strong interest in the integrity of its online service providers, particularly with a view towards their reliability and the protection of personal information, it does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with services. The GFMD further disclaims any liability of any nature for any loss or damage howsoever caused in connection with using any of the services.

Electronic Messages

The GFMD attempts to respond to electronic messages sent to e-mail addresses listed on the website. However, the GFMD is under no obligation whatsoever to respond to any or all such messages.


The websites are best viewed with Internet Explorer 10.0, Chrome 25, Firefox 20, Safari 5.1 or higher versions using 1024 x 768 pixels screen resolution and maximized browser window.


If you have any questions or concerns about these terms and conditions please contact:

GFMD Support Unit
15 Route des Morillons,
1218 Le Grand Saconnex, Geneva

Tel: +4122 788 49 46 / +4122 788 49 47
Fax: +4122 788 49 48

Notification of Changes

The GFMD reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice.
The GFMD will post changes to these terms and conditions at:


Nothing in these terms and conditions affects the privileges and immunities enjoyed by the GFMD as it is administratively hosted in an intergovernmental organization.