Project ID 408FOE5041

A Multi Donor Programme on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists (MDP), was approved by the Executive Board, in its 200th session (Decision 19), to help facilitate UNESCO's work to implement the Programme of the Organization's Communication and Information Sector, as outlined in the Programme and Budget of the Organization, under Expected Result 1 and 2. For the next four years the implementation will follow UNESCO's Programme and Budget for 2022-2025 (41 C/51) and support the implementation of the new Medium-Term Strategy for 2022-2029 (41 C/4) Strategic Objective 3: Outcome 6.

  • On-going
  • Multi-donor

USD 10,644,229

Total Project Budget

USD 3,919,101

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2022.12.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Flexible Funding Communication and information Multi-donor 10,644,229 3,919,101

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Communication and information
Outcome 6 - Promote freedom of expression and the right to information Output: 6.CI2 - Member States have strengthened capacities and raised awareness to enhance norms and policies related to freedom of expression, press freedom, safety of journalists, including women journalists, and the right to access information, online and offline
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 50%
  • Youth | 30%
  • Priority Africa