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
    585RAS1024 Supporting the Implementation of the SDG4-Education2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific (Phase IV) Asia and the Pacific 528,650 57,528 2022-10-25 2024-10-24
    585RAS1025 Preparing teachers who can innovate using digital technology 200,000 - 2023-05-25 2025-05-24
    Thailand 100,000 -
    Philippines 100,000 -
    594GLO2002 Malaysia/UNESCO Funds-in-Trust Synthesis Programme Global 342,245 234,393 2019-03-25 2023-06-30
    594INT2001 Leveraging MUCP impact through innovative South-South partnerships in the post-pandemic context 180,000 134,968 2022-11-09 2023-05-31
    Africa 45,000 33,742
    Asia and the Pacific 135,000 101,226
    594RAS3000 Malaysia-UNESCO Funds-in-Trust Programme Management and Coordination Asia and the Pacific 875,694 766,891 2014-07-01 2023-06-30
    599GLO4000 Secondment of a Programme Specialist from Kazakhstan to the World Heritage Centre Global 448,442 246,273 2022-02-15 2024-04-02
    650RER0001 Running Costs related to the Project of Cooperation within the office mandate. Europe and North America 1,363,093 1,342,404 2005-12-30 2023-12-31
    650RER0002 XB Established staff costs Europe and North America 9,051,270 8,700,590 2006-01-01 2023-12-31
    650RER0003 Meeting of the Scientific Council and Steering Committee of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe Europe and North America 230,464 189,219 2006-11-24 2023-12-31
    650RER0005 Building Office Capacities Europe and North America 661,826 645,572 2007-04-25 2023-12-31
    650RER2001 Environmental Programmes and Sustainable Development in SEE, the Caucasus, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean regions. Europe and North America 1,782,928 1,644,215 2006-01-01 2023-12-31
    650RER2001.24 Improving Shared Water Resources Management in SEE. Europe and North America 96,257 94,895 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    650RER2001.31 Integrated water resources management strengthened Europe and North America 18,536 15,438 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    650RER2001.32 Institutional and human capacity to produce, disseminate and apply STI in SEE countries improved Europe and North America 12,350 10,381 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    650RER2001.33 Biosphere Reserves (BRs) as model sites for sustainable development and outreach enhanced Europe and North America 26,821 26,735 2022-01-01 2023-12-31