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
    403GLO1000 Mobile Learning Week Global 2,676,263 2,322,278 2015-01-01 2024-12-31
    404GLO0001 Promoting intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding, cooperation and peace (International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures-2013-2022) Global 659,132 656,385 2013-08-18 2023-12-31
    405GLO0001 Knowledge management and information technologies initiatives within the framework of the Invest for Efficient Delivery Fund. None 5,070,329 4,946,276 2016-01-01 2023-12-31
    405GLO0001.6 Enhance Transparency Portal None 200,000 183,917 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    405GLO0002 Invest For Efficient Delivery - Learning and Development Initiatives None 1,826,000 1,812,300 2016-01-01 2023-12-31
    406EGY1000 National Campaign for Literacy with focus on Women in Egypt Egypt 150,000 127,893 2014-06-25 2023-12-31
    406GLO0020 UNESCO Youth Forum Process Global 480,662 410,323 2013-06-07 2023-12-31
    406GLO3003 World Philosophy Day Global 60,000 54,292 2022-11-04 2022-12-31
    406RAB2001 Strengthening Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation through Integrated Management of the Drylands for Sustainable Development in selected Biosphere Reserves Sites in the Arab Region Arab States 90,000 89,041 2014-07-30 2023-12-31
    406RAB4000 Supporting operational management at World Heritage Sites in the cluster (Egypt, Libya and Sudan) and in the Arab region in general 75,000 69,541 2016-06-21 2023-12-31
    Egypt 30,000 27,816
    Libya 15,000 13,908
    Sudan 30,000 27,816
    406RAB5000 Open Solutions and Innovations for Education, Science and People with disabilities in the Six Arab Countries (replacing Arab Digital Courseware Library) Arab States 150,000 93,322 2014-08-18 2023-12-31
    406RAB5001 Support to respond to requests for UNESCO's OER and ICT-CFT frame work for teachers and higher education faculty in the region(6 countries) Arab States 200,000 156,026 2014-08-18 2023-12-31
    407RAS1016 ASIAN PROGRAMME OF EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIO DEVELOPMENT (CHINA) Asia and the Pacific 334,476 334,476 1984-01-01 2022-12-31
    407RAS1018 FEE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ACEID ACTIVITIES Asia and the Pacific 915,681 915,681 1996-01-01 2022-12-31
    408MAS5041 Multi-Donor Programme on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists - Media Development and Media and Information Literacy Global 3,654,240 783,786 2022-01-01 2023-12-31