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
    514GLO4011 Culture|2030 Indicators: Thematic indicators for Culture in the 2030 Agenda: Measuring Culture in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 200,000 197,429 2020-10-05 2023-01-31
    Global 100,000 98,715
    Colombia 50,000 49,357
    Philippines 50,000 49,357
    514INT2001 Training and improvement of biosphere reserves in Latin America and Africa to meet the MAB Excellence Strategy and to fulfil the criteria of the Statutory Framework of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves 250,000 193,453 2020-09-14 2023-10-30
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 82,500 63,839
    Ecuador 27,500 21,280
    Guatemala 27,500 21,280
    Honduras 27,500 21,280
    Nicaragua 55,000 42,560
    Senegal 30,000 23,214
    514INT4004 Protecting Underwater Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development 150,000 125,602 2021-01-01 2023-12-31
    Asia and the Pacific 19,500 16,328
    Latin America and the Caribbean 130,500 109,274
    514MAU5000 Promotion de la liberté d'expression pour l'égalité des genres et la prévention de la violence à travers les médias en Mauritanie (Phase I) Mauritania 100,000 77,124 2022-04-29 2023-10-28
    514MLI5000 Promotion du patrimoine documentaire du Mali Mali 150,000 146,141 2020-08-31 2022-06-30
    514PER4003 Technical assistance to the Heritage and Historical Cities Network of Peru for building resilience and gender approach Peru 138,866 138,561 2021-02-01 2022-07-31
    514RAF2006 Invasive alien species and other ocean stressors: Furthering the scientific knowledge and capacity basis in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem 184,524 118,806 2021-07-01 2023-12-31
    Cabo Verde 23,988 15,445
    Spain 16,607 10,693
    Gambia 23,988 15,445
    Guinea 23,988 15,445
    Guinea-Bissau 23,988 15,445
    Morocco 23,988 15,445
    Mauritania 23,988 15,445
    Senegal 23,988 15,445
    514RLA1043 Strengthening GCED in Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean 249,911 249,739 2020-09-21 2023-04-30
    514RLA1044 Promoting the right to education of people with disabilities in Latin America Latin America and the Caribbean 244,188 231,386 2020-09-21 2023-07-31
    514RLA2001 Enhanced governance for water security in LAC via strengthened capacities and knowledge Latin America and the Caribbean 263,516 129,054 2020-09-07 2023-12-31
    514RLA2003 Developing capacity for gender-transformative water policies and plans under climate uncertainties and risks - South America Latin America and the Caribbean 76,300 - 2023-04-01 2024-03-31
    514RLA3002 ICTs as tools to prevent youth violence in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras 200,000 187,010 2020-09-06 2023-08-15
    Guatemala 68,000 63,583
    Honduras 66,000 61,713
    El Salvador 66,000 61,713
    514RLA4004 Safeguarding the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Latin-America and the Caribbean. A Project in the framework of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001) Latin America and the Caribbean 210,000 207,374 2017-02-27 2022-12-31
    514RLA4005 Strengthening the design and development of national book policies in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua 150,000 85,217 2022-04-29 2024-03-28
    Latin America and the Caribbean 15,000 8,522
    Honduras 45,000 25,565
    Nicaragua 45,000 25,565
    El Salvador 45,000 25,565
    514UKR4000 Culture for Peace and Resilience: Creation of a Culture Hub in L'viv, Ukraine Ukraine 1,500,000 41,527 2022-12-22 2024-12-21