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
    526RAS1032 Strengthening costing and financing of SDG 4.2 in the Asia-Pacific Region Asia and the Pacific 69,734 69,734 2020-01-01 2022-12-31
    526RAS1033 Promoting Global Citizenship Education in the Asia-Pacific Region through a Whole-School Approach Asia and the Pacific 495,050 149,141 2019-12-16 2023-12-15
    526RAS1034 Educational Innovation for Promoting Communication and Integration in Asia-Pacific: Implementing Regional Quality Tools to Facilitate the Cross-border Mobility of Students Asia and the Pacific 990,099 486,967 2019-12-16 2023-12-15
    526RAS1035 Secondment of Ms. Heejeong Ahn to UNESCO Bangkok (Programme Specialist in Education) Asia and the Pacific 267,526 178,443 2021-10-25 2024-03-31
    526RAS2016 Enhance the Capacity for Species Identification and Genetic Analysis on Marine Organisms in the Coral Reef Ecosystems in the Western Pacific - Third Phase (DRMREEF- III) Asia and the Pacific 130,435 114,025 2019-06-10 2023-06-09
    526RAS4021 Support for the Asian Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination(s) (phase II) Asia and the Pacific 350,000 311,384 2018-11-30 2022-05-31
    526RAS4022 Capacity-Building Ahead of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Asia and the Pacific Asia and the Pacific 350,055 322,697 2019-04-23 2023-12-31
    526RAS4023 SDCI Phase II Asia and the Pacific 769,741 157,833 2019-04-23 2023-12-31
    526RAS4024 Strengthening film industries in Central Asia Asia and the Pacific 200,000 156,954 2020-01-01 2023-12-31
    526RAS4025 Supporting policy platforms for creativity in the ASEAN region Asia and the Pacific 409,901 382,712 2020-02-05 2022-02-04
    526RAS4026 Secondment of a Programme Specialist from ROK to the World Heritage Centre Asia and the Pacific 868,584 752,822 2020-07-28 2023-08-27
    526TLS1000 Education Response to COVID-19 in Advancing the National Educational Broadcasting System to Ensure the Continuity of Learning in Basic Science Education for All in Timor-Leste Timor-Leste 398,098 397,951 2020-11-09 2023-05-31
    526TLS1001 History and Peace Education Project in Timor-Leste Timor-Leste 4,702,970 392,282 2021-09-16 2024-12-31
    526URT1000 Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women through Education in Tanzania United Republic of Tanzania 5,049,735 5,049,525 2016-06-24 2022-12-15
    Kenya 106,231 32,839
    Comoros 148,724 45,974
    Madagascar 120,396 37,217
    Somalia 191,217 59,110
    United Republic of Tanzania 141,642 43,785