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
    560IRQ4000 REVIVING THE SPIRIT OF MOSUL BY REBUILDING ITS HISTORIC LANDMARKS, namely Al-Nouri Mosque and its Al-Hadba Minaret as well as the Al-Tahera Church and Al-Sa'a Church Iraq 50,400,000 23,771,102 2018-04-23 2024-07-04
    567AFG1007 Non-Formal education provision to youth and adults for community rebuilding and resilience in earthquake affected areas in Paktika and Khost provinces in Afghanistan Afghanistan 1,357,842 29,267 2023-02-14 2024-02-13
    567AFG4000 Sustainable Management of the Bamiyan World Heritage property - Preparing the removal of Bamiyan from the List of World Heritage in Danger Afghanistan 4,007,769 747,827 2020-02-26 2025-02-25
    567BKF1000 Support for social stability through education and vocational training for out-of-school youths following the security and health crises in the Sahel and eastern regions of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 333,564 290,447 2021-03-22 2022-07-31
    567IRA1000 Female Afghan Teachers Training Hub Iran (Islamic Republic of) 89,592 - 2023-02-14 2024-02-13
    567IRQ1005 Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on Education through distance learning in Iraq Iraq 581,008 579,914 2021-03-22 2022-07-03
    567IRQ1006 Enhancing youth Employability and Resilience for Peace in Ninewah Iraq 239,658 17,660 2023-02-14 2024-02-13
    567MOZ1000 Youth, empowerment and peace building in conflict situations in Cabo Delgado Province (Metuge and Ancuabe districts) Mozambique 1,203,703 226,870 2023-02-14 2024-02-13
    567NIR3000 Strengthening Peacebuilding and Resilience in Northeast Nigeria through Education, Economic Empowerment and Social Change Nigeria 233,653 30,830 2023-02-14 2024-02-13
    567PAL1000 Developing Digital skills and Education for Sustainable Development through Distance Learning in Palestine - Phase I Palestine 705,589 705,576 2021-03-22 2022-12-31
    567PAL1001 Improving Student Skills for Innovation and Sustainable Development through STEAM and Coding in Palestinian Schools Palestine 1,247,267 1,239,289 2022-03-10 2023-03-09
    567RAS1001 Learning for Empathy*: the Teacher Exchange and Support Programme for Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in cooperation with Japan 396,040 396,040 2020-03-05 2022-03-31
    Asia and the Pacific 110,891 110,891
    Bangladesh 71,287 71,287
    Indonesia 71,287 71,287
    Sri Lanka 71,287 71,287
    Pakistan 71,287 71,287
    567RAS2001 Strengthening Science and Mathematics in Primary Education in Timor-Leste Timor-Leste 2,048,736 1,864,736 2019-02-26 2023-01-31
    567RER5000 Support for Ukrainian Refugees through Media 1,550,796 98,502 2023-02-14 2024-02-13
    Republic of Moldova 511,763 32,506
    Romania 527,271 33,491
    Slovakia 511,763 32,506
    567SAM1000 ICT for Inclusive Education in Samoa Samoa 945,094 812,088 2021-03-15 2023-03-31