Uses of Funding

UNESCO's projects encompass a broad range of expertise in the fields of Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information. Biennial expenditures are planned in each of these Major Programmes and for Corporate Services.

    Geographical Scope

    Overall Plan

    Planned Expenditure (USD thousands)

    Overall Plan

    Details by Programme

    Sector Planned Expenditure (USD thousands)
    Natural sciences
    Communication and information
    Social and human sciences
    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
    Priority Africa and External Relations Sector
    Bureau for Digital Business Solutions
    Participation Programme
    Communication and Public Engagement


    Projects are a sequence of budgeted activities, regardless of the source of funding, that contribute to the Organization's Outputs and must be completed within an agreed timeframe. Projects can include sub-activities and can be linked to a wider Programme.
    Note: For projects with multiple beneficiaries, the distribution of budget and expenditure figures at the beneficiary level is based on indicative percentages.
    Beneficiary Country / Region
    549UZB1000 Skills Development for Employability in Rural Areas of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 10,338,959 2,152,821 2020-09-01 2024-08-31
    549YEM4000 Cash for Work: Promoting Livelihood Opportunities for Urban Youth in Yemen Yemen 11,002,300 10,317,201 2018-09-01 2022-08-31
    550GLO1000 UNESCO educational response to COVID-19 within the Global Education Coalition Global 1,000,000 13,372 2023-04-17 2024-10-17
    550GLO3001 Phase II of the UNESCO e-Platform on intercultural dialogue: Strengthening the e-Platform as a digital catalyst to drive impact on the ground Global 173,100 123,561 2020-04-16 2022-12-31
    550GLO3002 Secondment of Associate Project Officer (project and community manager) to support the implementation of Phase II of the UNESCO e-Platform on intercultural dialogue Global 153,072 147,321 2020-04-24 2022-12-31
    553INT4007 Capacity building for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in emergencies in Small Island Developing States in the Pacific and the Caribbean 500,000 55,655 2021-12-23 2024-12-22
    Bahamas 100,000 11,131
    Belize 100,000 11,131
    Fiji 100,000 11,131
    Tonga 100,000 11,131
    Vanuatu 100,000 11,131
    553LEB4000 Strengthening capacities for the effective implementation of the 2003 Convention of the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Lebanon Lebanon 260,000 258,232 2018-07-25 2022-09-24
    555GLO2002 The Ocean Decade: Maintaining the momentum of the preparatory phase and exploring innovative methods for future engagement 210,000 200,071 2021-08-26 2023-08-25
    Global 189,000 180,064
    Asia and the Pacific 21,000 20,007
    555GLO3000 Ethical Reflection on Disruptive Technologies and Society: Roundtables on "Ethics of Artificial Intelligence" and "Ethics of Genome Editing" Global 171,316 166,393 2019-06-27 2022-07-26
    555RAS2022 Fostering and Enhancing Synergies among Science Networks in Asia and the Pacific Region Asia and the Pacific 340,000 294,610 2019-06-04 2022-12-03
    555RAS2023 Good Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals: mobilizing UNESCO's water and environmental science networks for the 2030 Agenda Asia and the Pacific 430,000 384,261 2019-06-04 2022-12-03
    555RAS2024 Accelerating the transfer of marine technology for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources Asia and the Pacific 280,000 182,104 2019-06-04 2023-06-03
    556GLO5000 Preservation of Documentary Heritage Through Policy Development and Capacity-Building Global 365,998 341,329 2018-07-11 2022-02-28
    556GLO5001 Consolidating the Gains in Policy Development and Capacity Building for the Preservation and Accessibility of Documentary Heritage Global 1,500,000 416,718 2022-06-15 2025-06-14
    560GLO3000 The United Arab Emirates - UNESCO Global Tolerance Leadership Programme to Foster Tolerance, Inclusion and Intercultural Dialogue Global 7,500,000 - 2020-03-31 2025-12-31