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
    198CSV4441 Sites in danger (2022-2023) Global 180,000 - 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    198CSV4541 International Assistance (2022-2023) Global 1,263,000 60,388 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    198IMS4141 Information Management System (2022-2023) None 30,000 10,119 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    198LIS4141 Retrospective inventory of the content of nomination files of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List between 1978 and 1998 Global 60,000 40,127 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    198LIS4241 Upstream support (2022-2023) Global 130,000 14,913 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    198MTG4141 World Heritage Committee: participation of experts from developing countries (2022-2023) Global 68,000 - 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    198MTG4241 Coordination meetings to ensure efficient implementation of the World Heritage Convention Global 8,000 - 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    198PAC4241 Awareness & Publications on World Heritage (& Basic Texts) (2022-2023) Global 48,042 16,522 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199CLS4141 Advisory Services 41 C/5 (199CLS4141) 672,414 121,520 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    Global 470,690 85,064
    Africa 201,724 36,456
    199EHR4141 Enhancing human resources to improve the implementation of the International Assistance mechanisms (199EHR4141) Global 873,265 548,826 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199GLO4041 Learning with intangible cultural heritage for a sustainable future in Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean 38,526 25,375 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199GLO4141 Strengthening capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in disasters Global 7,350 - 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199GLO4150 Strengthening capacities at the national and local levels for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the United Republic of Tanzania and contributing to sustainable development United Republic of Tanzania 81,271 21,411 2022-03-17 2023-12-31
    199GLO4241 Practical handbook on periodic reporting with a self-learning tool on the Overall results framework for the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Global 90,000 20 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199GLO4341 Strengthening capacities at the national and local levels for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Dominica Dominica 65,000 29,942 2022-01-01 2023-12-31