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
    410GLO1041 Special Account on Education for Health and Well-being 17,942,141 9,184,093 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    Global 7,176,856 3,673,637
    Africa 8,971,071 4,592,046
    Asia and the Pacific 717,686 367,364
    Europe and North America 897,107 459,205
    Latin America and the Caribbean 179,421 91,841
    411RAF4070 General History of Africa Africa 6,456,607 6,452,738 1978-01-01 2023-12-31
    412INT0001.5 Africa-Asia Youth Coding Initiative - Coordination and implementation in Thailand 50,000 26,760 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    Asia and the Pacific 5,000 2,676
    Thailand 45,000 24,084
    412PRC0001 Appui aux activités en faveur de la République du Congo Congo 241,050 211,792 2019-06-28 2023-12-31
    412RAF0015 Appui au développement des compétences des jeunes en Afrique subsaharienne Africa 421,400 392,784 2017-06-07 2023-12-31
    412RAF0016 WHC-Sino-Africa High Level Meeting on the safeguarding of African World Heritage 935,000 903,301 2018-05-31 2023-12-31
    Africa 841,500 812,971
    Asia and the Pacific 93,500 90,330
    412RAF0017 Suivi du FORUM SUR L'INTELLIGENCE ARTIFICIELLE EN AFRIQUE Africa 507,000 484,790 2018-11-19 2023-12-31
    412RAF0019 Coordination and monitoring of intersectoral extrabudgetary initiatives for Priority Africa Africa 530,816 511,452 2019-02-12 2024-12-31
    412RAF0020 Semaine Africaine - Editions 2019-2023 Africa 41,000 28,196 2019-02-06 2024-12-31
    412RAF0021 Africa Department Discussions : Round Table on the African Fashion Industry Africa 100,000 98,592 2019-03-07 2024-12-31
    412RAF0022.1 Appui au Psdt du Mali en tant que Champion de l'UA pour les Arts, la Culture et le Patrimoine Mali 30,000 26,265 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    412RAF0024 Support to coordination and monitoring of Extrabudgetary-related PA activities Africa 425,438 342,701 2019-11-29 2024-12-31
    412RAF0028 Appui au développement des industries culturelles et créatives et autonomisation des acteurs et opérateurs culturels de Libreville Africa 42,800 34,843 2021-03-23 2022-12-31
    412RAF0029 Promoting School Health Education for Girls in Africa in the COVID-19 Era Africa 700,000 263,616 2022-02-17 2023-12-31
    412RAF0030 3ème Edition de la Biennale de Luanda - Forum Panafrican sur la Culture de la Paix en Afrique Africa 100,000 68,183 2022-11-22 2023-12-31