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
    528KEN2000 Water Security for Turkana, Kenya Kenya 340,908 338,151 2018-12-13 2022-06-30
    529GLO2000 IPBC Support Global 251,603 251,573 2020-06-18 2023-01-31
    529GLO2001 IPBC Project Support Phase 2 Global 241,286 87,350 2022-06-16 2024-06-15
    529GLO4003 Financial support for climate adaptation projects for World Heritage properties inscribed for natural values Global 376,868 358,695 2019-06-28 2023-05-31
    531RAF2000 A Community-focused Flood Early Warning System for the BuPuSa Transboundary River Basins (2871-00/2021 ) 940,182 235,064 2021-12-14 2024-12-31
    Mozambique 470,091 117,532
    Zimbabwe 470,091 117,532
    532RAS1001 Regional Promotion of Equitable Education through Innovations (Phase 2) Asia and the Pacific 294,300 294,300 2021-09-30 2023-06-30
    533GLO1000 Revision of the 1974 Recommendation Global 120,000 105,739 2022-09-21 2023-12-20
    533GLO1001 Putting into practice "ESD for 2030" Global 311,000 - 2022-11-30 2024-11-29
    534AFG4005 Local Community Empowerment and Preservation of Shahr-e Gholghola, the World Heritage site in Bamiyan Afghanistan 1,139,075 696,979 2017-07-10 2023-06-30
    534AFG4006 Preservation and Promotion of the Bamiyan Valley through Culture-Oriented Sustainable Development Afghanistan 4,561,998 2,194,156 2018-12-17 2023-06-30
    534EGY4001 Rehabilitation of the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo damaged exhibition Egypt 991,328 977,798 2014-11-11 2022-12-31
    534IRQ1000 Improving Access to Quality and Inclusive Education with Gender Equality for Out of School Children in Salah Al Din and Baghdad Governorates Iraq 1,135,001 1,099,431 2019-11-21 2022-08-31
    534IRQ1001 Improving Access to Quality and Inclusive Education with Gender Equality for Out of School Children in Babil and Baghdad Governorates, Iraq Iraq 1,042,386 616,763 2022-08-19 2023-12-18
    534IRQ1002 Restoring the Mosul library Iraq 2,168,891 - 2023-03-07 2024-11-28
    534IRQ4002 Protection of Iraq's Cultural Heritage Iraq 327,870 327,870 2015-10-14 2022-02-28