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
    199GLO4441 Sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel à travers le renforcement des capacités nationales au Maroc, en Mauritanie et en Tunisie Arab States 37,608 36,566 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199GLO4541 Living Heritage and The Sustainable Development Goals: Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through formal and non-formal education in Asia and the Pacific and in Africa 101,702 21,120 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    Benin 40,681 8,448
    Nepal 30,511 6,336
    Thailand 30,511 6,336
    199GLO4641 Strengthening capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in situations of conflict and forced displacement Global 100,000 13,126 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199GLO4741 Global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the 2003 Convention 114,894 104,276 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    Global 80,426 72,993
    Africa 34,468 31,283
    199GLO4841 Renforcement des capacités pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel et le développement durable en Gambie et au Ghana 275,938 166,884 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    Global 11,038 6,675
    Ghana 129,691 78,436
    Gambia 135,210 81,773
    199GLO4941 Strengthening national capacities for safeguarding living heritage in Kenya Kenya 84,460 43,330 2022-02-11 2023-12-31
    199IAS4141 International assistance (41 C/5) 199IAS4141 Global 4,366,327 776,832 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199MEM4141 Participation of States Members of the Committee in statutory meetings 41C/5 (199MEM4141) 270,712 41,625 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    Global 189,498 29,137
    Africa 81,214 12,487
    199OTH4141 Other functions of the Committee (41C/5) 1,746,531 879,856 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    Global 1,222,572 615,899
    Africa 523,959 263,957
    199PER4141 Sub-fund for enhancing the human capacities of the Secretariat (41C/5) None 201,137 9,442 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199PHY4141 Participation of public or private bodies, as well as private persons, in statutory meetings 41 C/5 (199PHY4141) Global 288,178 179,247 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199PRA4141 Preparatory assistance (41 C/5) 199PRA4141 Global 227,049 69,425 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    199STA4141 Participation of States Parties in statutory meetings 41 C/5 (199STA4141) 288,178 133,525 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    Global 201,725 93,468
    Africa 86,453 40,058
    201BDI1000 Projet d'appui à l'amélioration d'une éducation de qualité des enfants rapatriés, retournés et déplacés internes des provinces de Cankuzo, Makamba, Rumonge, Rutana, Muyinga, Ruyigi Burundi 382,324 375,268 2022-01-01 2022-11-30
    201BDI1001 Projet d'appui à la continuité des apprentissages à distance face à la pandémie Covid-19 au Burundi Burundi 612,635 416,643 2022-01-01 2022-05-31