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
    938MOR4002 Sauvegarde et valorisation des savoirs et savoir-faire menacés de disparition et liés à l'artisanat. Morocco 754,114 709,338 2017-10-17 2023-12-31
    938MOR4003 Sauvegarde et valorisation du patrimoine culturel immatériel et soutenir la créativité chez les jeunes dans le domaine des industries culturelles et créatives Morocco 302,818 227,297 2021-08-01 2024-01-31
    938MOR4004 Sauvegarde des savoir-faire liés à l'artisanat et menacés de disparition à travers leur transmission aux jeunes générations Morocco 679,840 52,032 2022-12-01 2027-06-30
    944PAK1010 Girls' Right to Education Programme in Pakistan Pakistan 873,550 227,878 2022-05-27 2023-06-30
    CAM0120045 Scaling-Up Rural Households' Use of Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technologies in Cameroon Cameroon 970,874 959,412 2020-02-05 2022-12-31
    CMB0108962 Building back better through participation Cambodia 718,898 490,706 2021-10-22 2023-10-21
    COL0120373 Educational Technical Assistance to the Bogota Government and UNDP Colombia Colombia 49,622 49,612 2022-06-24 2022-12-31
    GLO0119833 ILK support to the BES-Net II project 2,435,244 700,854 2020-05-06 2028-10-31
    Latin America and the Caribbean 243,524 70,085
    Asia and the Pacific 243,524 70,085
    Africa 340,934 98,120
    Thailand 243,524 70,085
    Malawi 292,229 84,102
    Cambodia 243,524 70,085
    Grenada 146,115 42,051
    Dominican Republic 243,524 70,085
    Botswana 243,524 70,085
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 194,820 56,068
    GLO0122569 GEF-PPG Strengthening the stewardship of an economically and biologically significant high seas area - the Sargasso Sea 100,000 99,997 2020-09-15 2022-05-31
    Latin America and the Caribbean 50,000 49,998
    Africa 50,000 49,998
    GLO0127076 GEF PPG - Implementing Ecosystem Based Management Approaches in the Black Sea LME Europe and North America 150,000 118,284 2021-09-02 2022-12-18
    GLO0129237 GEF IW:LEARN 5: Supporting Portfolio Coordination Within and Beyond the International Waters Focal Area, particularly in Small Island Developing States, Through Knowledge Sharing, Information Management, Partnership Building and Programmatic Guidance Servi Global 4,878,700 185,708 2022-06-24 2025-12-31
    INT0128886 Strengthening stewardship through cooperation in an economically and biologically significant high seas area - the Sargasso Sea 2,652,294 138,280 2022-08-10 2026-06-30
    Global 1,326,147 69,140
    Morocco 265,229 13,828
    Algeria 265,229 13,828
    Dominican Republic 265,229 13,828
    Cuba 265,229 13,828
    Bahamas 265,229 13,828
    JAM0123082 Research support to facilitate the amplification of youth voice and action to address Citizen Safety and Security Jamaica 32,000 31,869 2021-11-01 2022-03-15
    JAM0125780 Reducing Small Arms & Light Weapons in Jamaica - (SALIENT JAMAICA) Joint Programme Jamaica 53,500 48,368 2022-05-30 2023-06-30
    KYR0121843 Online Community Accelerator (OCA) Kyrgyzstan 47,518 40,665 2022-05-01 2022-09-30