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
    495GLO1037 41 C/5 OP7: Education policy and finance decisions to achieve SDG 4 are informed by improved coordination, data and monitoring, knowledge and innovative partnerships Global 1,732,990 1,096,047 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    495GLO1038 41 C/5 OP8: Technologies and digital innovations leveraged to ensure more inclusive, effective and relevant learning Global 164,990 81,255 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    495GLO3002 Output 2 Public policy-making strengthened in Member States based on scientific evidence, humanities-based knowledge, ethics, and human rights frameworks Global 120,423 90,154 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    495GLO4241 Special account for the support of the Culture Programme activities Global 247,842 238,527 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    495GLO4341 Special account for the support of the Culture Programme activities (495GLO4002) Global 14,854 14,006 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    495GLO4541 Special account for the support of the Culture Programme activities Global 19,865 12,032 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    495GLO4641 Special account for the support of the Culture Programme activities Global 29,414 22,831 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    496GLO4000 International Jazz Day and related activities project. Global 492,038 467,271 2012-01-31 2023-12-31
    498GLO4000 The Silk Roads Programme Global 3,070,207 2,753,432 2012-07-10 2024-03-31
    499GLO1000.7 Promoting gender equality and girls' education in the ethnic minorities areas of Viet Nam Viet Nam 467,290 466,177 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    500AFG4000 Afghanistan's National Program for Culture and Creative Economy Afghanistan 3,149,533 3,049,685 2017-04-25 2026-12-31
    501GLO4002 Encourager la ratification et améliorer la mise en œuvre de la Convention de La Haye pour la protection des biens culturels en cas de conflit armé de 1954 et ses deux Protocoles de 1954 et 1999 Global 105,562 101,629 2018-12-13 2022-07-10
    501INT2002 Support to the development of the Programme Proposal for the UNESCO Governance and Cooperation in Transboundary Aquifers (UNESCO GCTA Opening Phase) 219,049 - 2023-06-01 2024-02-29
    Global 21,905 -
    Asia and the Pacific 65,715 -
    Africa 65,715 -
    Arab States 65,715 -
    501RAF1002 Promoting Health and Well Being in Higher and Tertiary Education in SADC region Africa 7,613,771 1,776,333 2021-10-08 2025-09-14
    502INT2000 TWAS - DST India: Programme of cooperation in the field of science and technology 740,000 8,725 2018-11-24 2022-12-31
    Arab States 74,000 873
    Africa 222,000 2,618
    Asia and the Pacific 444,000 5,235