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
    235GBS5000 Political Stabilization and Reform through Confidence Building and Inclusive Dialogue in Guinea Bissau Guinea-Bissau 695,500 94,893 2022-09-29 2025-01-31
    235GUA1001 Consolidating Peace Infrastructures through Education Guatemala 334,268 138,319 2022-01-12 2024-01-11
    235GUI3006 Appui à la participation des jeunes (femmes et hommes) pour une transition apaisée et inclusive Guinea 337,050 82,311 2022-08-29 2024-08-24
    235HON3000 Juventudes desplazadas por la violencia en Honduras: protagonistas resilientes hacia nuevos paradigmas de desarrollo sostenible desde la diversidad y el territorio Honduras 467,590 289,887 2021-02-25 2022-08-31
    235MAG5001 Appui à une gouvernance démocratique à Madagascar Madagascar 366,897 285,682 2020-01-17 2022-07-15
    235MAG5002 Rary Aro Mada Madagascar 350,000 303,891 2021-01-21 2023-01-21
    235MAU4000 Renforcement du leadership des femmes dans la prévention et lutte contre l'extrémisme violent, à travers la participation à la justice pénale, la promotion de la cohésion sociale et de l'identité culturelle Mauritania 400,011 305,641 2020-10-08 2022-07-20
    235MLI1000 Projet conjoint UNESCO-FAO-OIM Mali 335,000 173,540 2022-03-28 2024-01-01
    235MYA5001 PBF Project - Preventing Hate Speech and Promoting Peaceful Society Through MIL Myanmar 1,499,390 754,607 2020-09-09 2023-12-08
    235RER4000 Strengthening the role of youth in promoting increased mutual understanding, constructive narrative, respect for diversity, and trust 460,100 195,859 2022-05-12 2023-11-11
    Albania 92,020 39,172
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 184,040 78,343
    North Macedonia 92,020 39,172
    Serbia 92,020 39,172
    235RSS5000 Support to a People Driven and Gender Responsive Permanent Constitution Making Process in South Sudan South Sudan 800,000 430,790 2021-12-14 2023-12-10
    251GLO2000 UNESCO activities implemented within the UN WATER framework Global 1,498,809 1,357,706 2010-12-14 2023-12-31
    255GLO2001 World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Open Science Conference (OSC) 2023 - Preparatory Phase I Global 71,750 68,905 2021-09-01 2022-08-31
    255GLO2002 World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Open Science Conference (OSC) 2023 - Preparatory Phase II Global 45,663 16,998 2023-04-01 2023-10-31
    257GLO1043 UNAIDS UBRAF 2020-2021 country envelope funding for UNESCO's work on HIV prevention and comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) 3,019,300 2,925,729 2020-01-01 2023-06-30
    Arab States 30,193 29,257
    Africa 2,113,510 2,048,010
    Asia and the Pacific 422,702 409,602
    Europe and North America 90,579 87,772
    Latin America and the Caribbean 362,316 351,087