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
    515GLO3001 Online Consultation platform and follow-up support for the draft text of Recommendation on Ethics of AI Global 150,486 150,485 2020-04-30 2022-12-31
    517DRC2002 Yangambi BR Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,888,492 579,920 2021-12-16 2023-12-23
    517PAL1000 Increasing TVET Competencies for Youth in the Palestinian Labour Market Palestine 1,198,267 836,281 2021-05-25 2023-11-24
    518GLO4001 Renforcer la protection des sites du patrimoine mondial marin de l'UNESCO- Phase 2 Global 169,151 59,468 2022-05-18 2025-05-16
    519GLO4000 Promotion and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Global 2,107,998 1,777,400 2009-07-01 2024-04-30
    519GLO4001 Promotion and Conservation of Natural Heritage Global 1,241,413 1,200,031 2009-07-01 2024-04-30
    519GLO4002 Cross-cutting Initiatives Global 1,663,411 1,465,112 2009-07-01 2024-04-30
    519GLO4003 Management of the trust fund at the World Heritage Centre Global 1,089,085 1,080,723 2009-07-01 2024-04-30
    519INS5000 Strengthening Media Self-Regulatory Mechanisms in Timor Leste Timor-Leste 613,710 601,669 2017-07-31 2022-12-31
    519IRQ5001 Breaking Silence: enhance accountability and prosecutions for safety of journalist and fighting impunity. Phase 2 Iraq 879,611 229,977 2022-01-01 2023-12-31
    519LEB5000 Supporting access to reliable information during elections in Lebanon Lebanon 116,895 112,673 2022-01-01 2023-06-30
    519PAK5000 For a balanced, strong, and gender-responsive media environment in Pakistan Pakistan 174,216 167,235 2018-09-01 2022-05-31
    519PHI5000 Strengthening Safety of Journalists and Professional Journalistic Standards in the Philippines Philippines 173,609 172,476 2018-12-01 2022-12-01
    520BDI1000 Projet d'Appui à l'Opérationnalisation du Module de Gestion des Ressources Humaines du SIGE Burundi Burundi 1,683,255 33,812 2022-12-14 2026-01-14
    520CMB4004 Comité international de coordination pour la sauveguarde et le développement du site historique d'Angkor. Cambodia 514,128 483,173 2008-06-25 2023-12-31