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
    504MOZ3000 Protection and Promotion of Human Rights of Persons with Albinism in Mozambique: Maputo, Nampula, Zambézia and Tete provinces (PPHRH) Mozambique 626,999 268,183 2021-07-02 2023-12-31
    504PAK1000 Girls' Lower Secondary Education Programme (GLSEP) in Pakistan Pakistan 2,737,670 1,043,727 2019-08-02 2024-01-31
    504PAL4005 "Palestine Riwaya Museum in Bethlehem (finalisation of Phase III: Completion the renovation of the Museum's space )" Palestine 1,181,830 1,014,159 2016-12-02 2023-12-31
    504PAL4006 Supporting the Institutional Sustainability of Al-Aqsa Mosque Centre for the Restoration of Islamic Manuscripts in Jerusalem: Phase IV: Consolidation of skills and Exit Strategy. Palestine 863,302 334,012 2020-08-01 2024-07-31
    504RSS5000 South Sudan National Archives: Preservation of documentary heritage for Peace South Sudan 1,428,552 1,284,623 2018-09-06 2023-12-31
    505GLO4000 Virtual Museum of stolen cultural objects Global 2,500,000 - 2023-06-01 2025-06-01
    505GLO4001 Food Atlas Global 2,500,000 - 2023-06-01 2027-06-30
    505INT4000 Programme on Culture and Digital Technologies: An opportunity for sustainable development. Component I: Coordination and Management 1,166,300 259,208 2021-08-05 2026-08-04
    Arab States 699,780 155,525
    Africa 233,260 51,842
    Asia and the Pacific 116,630 25,921
    Latin America and the Caribbean 116,630 25,921
    505INT4001 Programme on Culture and Digital Technologies: An opportunity for sustainable development. Project N°1: Dive into Heritage - phase I 2,500,000 498,421 2021-11-05 2024-12-31
    Arab States 1,500,000 299,053
    Africa 1,000,000 199,369
    505RAB5000 Preservation and Awareness-raising of Documentary Heritage in AlUla and Saudi Arabia Arab States 2,595,850 252,258 2022-02-01 2025-10-31
    505RAF4000 Strengthening capacities for periodic reporting under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Africa Africa 250,000 - 2023-06-01 2024-06-01
    505RAF4001 Creating a Sustainable Heritage Ecosystem for Socio-economic Development in Africa 2,500,000 - 2023-06-01 2026-06-01
    United Republic of Tanzania 225,000 -
    Sao Tome and Principe 200,000 -
    Somalia 150,000 -
    Namibia 250,000 -
    Mauritania 250,000 -
    Comoros 425,000 -
    Guinea-Bissau 150,000 -
    Equatorial Guinea 150,000 -
    Ghana 250,000 -
    Gabon 250,000 -
    Djibouti 200,000 -
    505RLA4000 Latin America and the Caribbean: Strengthening capacities for resilient communities through Sustainable Tourism and Heritage Safeguarding Latin America and the Caribbean 2,300,000 - 2023-06-01 2026-06-01
    505UZB4001 Preservation and safeguarding of the cultural heritage in Bukhara, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 300,000 220,473 2017-05-30 2023-12-31
    507BEN1001 Appui aux partenaires sociaux dans l'accompagnement et le suivi de la mise en œuvre du PSE 2018-2030 VN 81251177 Benin 190,052 117,464 2019-12-09 2023-10-31