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
    469GLO2002 The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in Life Sciences Global 7,783,597 5,532,007 2009-04-17 2024-12-31
    469GLO2003 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation Global 1,673,487 710,219 2013-09-13 2024-09-30
    469GLO2004 The Carlos J. Finlay Prize for Microbiology Global 97,641 64,812 2014-08-01 2022-12-31
    469GLO2005 Special Account - L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme Global 2,305,282 2,152,943 2015-07-15 2026-03-31
    469GLO2006 Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences Global 5,100,000 1,066,025 2020-04-07 2026-04-06
    469GLO2007 The UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize for the promotion of young scientists in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Global 1,650,000 168,725 2022-01-01 2027-12-31
    469GLO3002 UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize For the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-violence None 1,164,456 1,145,352 2009-01-01 2023-12-31
    469GLO3003 UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Scie Global 272,578 216,230 2009-04-22 2023-12-31
    469GLO3004 UNESCO/Juan Bosch Prize for the Promotion of Social Science Research in Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean 264,332 115,374 2009-06-01 2023-12-31
    469GLO3006 UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet prize in social sciences, humanities and arts Global 381,000 203,271 2015-10-12 2023-12-31
    469GLO4000 UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab culture 2,954,312 2,773,433 2008-07-09 2025-12-31
    Global 1,477,156 1,386,717
    Arab States 1,477,156 1,386,717
    469GLO4001 UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes Global 288,621 217,577 2010-04-01 2023-12-31
    469GLO4002 UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy Global 300,000 237,525 2021-02-03 2023-12-31
    469GLO5000 UNESCO/ Jikji Memory of the World Prize (Jikji) Global 279,976 257,430 2009-04-01 2022-12-31
    469GLO5003 THE UNESCO/EMIR JABER AL-AHMAD AL-JABER AL-SABAH PRIZE Global 377,924 296,603 2016-03-04 2022-12-31