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
    537RLA2000 Capacity Building for DRR in the Built Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean 900,000 678,178 2020-05-04 2024-01-03
    537RLA2001 Strengthening local and community capacities in face of natural disasters in the Caribbean SIDS 500,000 146,175 2021-12-23 2024-12-22
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 100,000 29,235
    Saint Lucia 100,000 29,235
    Haiti 100,000 29,235
    Dominican Republic 100,000 29,235
    Bahamas 100,000 29,235
    537RLA4000 SIDS Capacity Building Project: Safeguarding Heritage in the Caribbean through Developing Sustainable Tourism Strategies Latin America and the Caribbean 230,000 200,059 2019-09-12 2022-09-11
    537SOI4000 Towards resilient communities based on nature-based sustainable livelihoods - supporting local indigenous communities in East Rennell, the only natural World Heritage site in the pacific on the list of World Heritage in danger, through Community-Based Resource Management approach. Solomon Islands 298,000 89,701 2022-10-06 2024-10-05
    537URT4000 Rehabilitation of the Majestic Cinema theatre in Stone Town for socio-economic development in Zanzibar United Republic of Tanzania 400,000 6,956 2022-10-19 2024-10-18
    538GLO5000 Global Media Defence Fund Global 6,085,303 3,828,057 2019-09-25 2024-09-25
    538GLO5001 Global Media Defence Fund's Crisis Response Mechanism Global 460,061 178,898 2022-01-01 2024-09-25
    538JOR1000 System Strengthening Partnership with Jordan's Ministry of Education Jordan 8,125,014 3,550,336 2019-06-02 2025-12-31
    538MYA1000 Strengthening pre-Service Teacher Education in Myanmar (STEM) Phase III Myanmar 5,416,055 3,097,250 2020-05-20 2023-12-31
    542SYR1001 Learning Initiative for Vulnerable Youth in Syria Syrian Arab Republic 1,449,001 1,304,300 2020-03-16 2022-06-30
    542SYR1002 Data Collection Survey on Enhancing Teaching & Learning Environment and Opportunities for Youth Syrian Arab Republic 1,025,428 630,645 2021-03-16 2024-02-29
    543GLO1010 World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE) Global 551,488 539,474 2022-03-09 2023-03-09
    546GLO2007 Secondment from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan/Development and enhancement of International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disasters (IPRED) Global 1,159,823 676,745 2019-08-06 2023-06-30
    546GLO2008 Secondment JAMSTEC Global 321,735 315,530 2020-01-01 2022-12-31
    546GLO2009 Secondment from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan/Development and enhancement of International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disasters (IPRED) Global 648,148 218,022 2022-08-24 2024-08-23