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
    567SYR3000 Syria: The Treasures Within: an intersectoral project for Syria as a means for reconciliation and early recovery Syrian Arab Republic 247,300 244,628 2021-03-22 2022-08-31
    567THA1000 Supporting Education in Emergency through Digital Learning and Food Security to Protect Migrant Children from Sexual Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, and Exploitation of Child Labour on Thai-Myanmar Border Thailand 2,108,083 406,178 2023-01-27 2024-01-26
    567UKR1000 Emergency response for training and provision of mental health and psychosocial support services in the Ukrainian education system' Ukraine 3,348,712 206,948 2023-02-14 2024-02-13
    567UKR4000 Emergency response for World Heritage and cultural property: damage assessment and protection Ukraine 4,065,000 103,564 2023-02-14 2024-02-13
    567UKR5000 Support for Ukraine in culture and education through UNESCO Ukraine 1,000,000 190,246 2023-02-14 2024-02-13
    567YEM2000 Building Climate-resilient Communities in Historic Cities in Yemen through Strengthened Disaster Risk Management and Awareness Yemen 925,925 2,304 2023-02-14 2024-02-13
    570AFG4000 Safeguarding the Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, Afghanistan - Phase I Afghanistan 1,921,887 804,749 2020-01-08 2024-03-31
    570BRZ1012 Telefonica Brazil 739,999 714,811 2013-07-16 2023-12-31
    570BRZ1014 SESI's schools network consolidation Brazil 2,760,574 1,718,882 2018-12-17 2025-11-27
    570BRZ1017 WITH RACISM, THERE IS NO DEMOCRACY 82,734 67,602 2021-11-22 2023-11-22
    Africa 41,367 33,801
    Brazil 41,367 33,801
    570BRZ1018 YouTube Education platform Brazil 272,414 159,031 2021-11-23 2024-05-22
    570BRZ3005 Ethical Connections of the Third Sector - PETROBRAS Brazil 1,511,548 1,412,974 2018-05-03 2023-10-31
    570BRZ3006 RENOVA-UNESCO partnership for the local development of the Mariana region Brazil 1,964,565 1,570,191 2019-06-28 2023-09-29
    570BRZ3007 Evaluation of the Brazilian Confederation of Football (CBF) social programme Brazil 114,950 69,768 2020-05-11 2024-11-20
    570BRZ3008 Early Childhood Comes First Brazil 1,020,275 496,162 2020-08-29 2024-03-31