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
    570INT5001 World Atlas Global 1,252,768 515,742 2016-03-01 2023-12-31
    570INT5002 Fostering the Role of the Judiciary Systems in promoting Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists 400,000 395,485 2021-01-26 2023-01-31
    Asia and the Pacific 100,000 98,871
    Africa 100,000 98,871
    Europe and North America 100,000 98,871
    Arab States 100,000 98,871
    570IRQ1000 Improving access to quality and inclusive education with gender equality for out-of-school children in Iraq Iraq 12,295,360 10,988,856 2018-02-28 2022-08-31
    570IRQ4001 Restoration and Rehabilitation of the House of Prayer, the Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Hour (Al-Saa'a Church), Mosul Iraq 1,531,647 187,507 2022-04-12 2024-04-12
    570IVC1000 Alphabétisation fonctionnelle des commerçantes par les Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (TIC) phase 4: 2021 Côte d'Ivoire 242,219 240,446 2021-03-30 2023-12-31
    570LEB1003 Supporting the Completion of Basic Education for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Lebanon 2,910,000 2,907,437 2018-05-14 2022-06-30
    570LEB1006 Supporting Distance Learning in areas affected by Lebanon blast (Kodrat) Lebanon 863,825 856,432 2020-12-31 2022-07-31
    570LEB4000 For the preparation of a conservation management plan for Oscar Niemeyer's Rashid Karami International Fair in Tripoli, Lebanon Lebanon 225,000 165,737 2018-11-05 2023-12-31
    570MEX1001 Educational Policy for achieving Basic Literacy Skills in Mexico Mexico 111,000 105,815 2022-01-31 2023-12-31
    570MEX2000 Technical and Sociocultural Feasibility Study of the Water Security Plan for the Mezcalapa-Samaria Sub-Basin Mexico 100,000 - 2023-06-23 2024-03-23
    570MEX4000 Economic and social development with a gender perspective through textile practice in Yucatan, Mexico Mexico 523,021 50,918 2022-12-14 2025-01-31
    570MEX4001 Recovery of the Park Museum La Venta and sustainable tourism in Tabasco Mexico 250,000 - 2023-06-23 2024-03-23
    570MLI4000 L'Éducation Culturelle et Valeur Sociétale pour la Paix et un Environnement Sain au Mali Mali 120,000 117,543 2020-07-29 2022-09-30
    570MLI4001 Reconstruction et réhabilitation du patrimoine bâti de Bandiagara Mali 984,738 289,481 2021-09-01 2024-09-01
    570MLI4002 Rehabilitation and valorization of protected buildings in Timbuktu Mali 480,935 131,858 2021-11-25 2025-05-31