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
    570GLO2027 Conservation of Biodiversity MAB/LVMH Global 1,738,684 826,801 2020-06-04 2025-06-04
    570GLO2028 Advancing Ocean Literacy Globally Global 655,074 454,137 2021-07-05 2023-10-04
    570GLO2029 Guerlain women for bees programme Global 1,529,198 232,937 2021-10-14 2025-06-06
    570GLO3008 Overall coordination and management of the partnership on the Arabic Language Global 1,252,800 1,060,426 2017-10-09 2023-12-31
    570GLO3012 Strengthening the Arabic Language in UNESCO - year 4 Global 1,144,869 1,020,615 2020-11-24 2022-12-31
    570GLO3013 Digital Anthropology Global 1,547,220 269,029 2021-06-28 2025-08-30
    570GLO3014 Support for UNESCO's Global Forum against Racism and Discrimination Global 300,000 299,988 2022-09-07 2023-05-31
    570GLO3015 To sponsor the 2nd Global Forum Against Racism and Discrimination 2022 Global 163,500 157,125 2022-11-01 2023-06-30
    570GLO3016 Strengthening and improving the use of Arabic Language in UNESCO under the strategic partnership framework agreement with Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation Global 723,520 101,796 2022-12-16 2023-12-31
    570GLO3017 Harnessing the power of AI to promote equal opportunities in the digital world Global 954,850 23,525 2023-01-01 2023-12-31
    570GLO4021 "Heritage and the City": Promoting sustainable, safe and resilient cities through the protection and conservation of urban cultural and natural heritage in the city Global 750,000 740,894 2017-05-03 2022-09-15
    570GLO4022 Intangible Heritage and Creativity for Sustainable Cities Global 2,528,643 999,237 2017-07-07 2022-03-30
    570GLO4024 Building climate change resilience for coral reefs in UNESCO World Heritage marine sites Global 668,573 448,750 2018-08-28 2024-03-31
    570GLO4025 UNESCO-Seabourn Partnership for World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme Global 500,000 334,291 2020-01-01 2024-12-31
    570GLO4027 Community-based inventorying of living heritage in urban contexts Global 349,980 248,857 2021-07-12 2023-02-28