UNESCO Spending by Strategy Result Area in 2020 (Core and Non-Core Expenditure and Encumbrances)

Total:   $ 15 904 720



The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It was founded with the mission of contributing to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science and culture.

As one of the six founding UNAIDS Cosponsors, UNESCO is responsible for supporting the contribution of national education sectors to end AIDS and promoting better health and well-being for all children and young people. It uses its comparative advantage with the education sector to support member States to advance young people’s health and well-being, including HIV.

As a result of concerted advocacy efforts, UNESCO has succeeded in positioning comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) as a key issue at the intersection of education, health, gender equality and human rights, having  launched its Strategy on education for health and well-being, which is aligned to the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy and SDGs, with a specific focus on the mutually reinforcing linkages between SDG 4 on education, SDG 3 on health, and SDG 5 on gender equality. Priorities of work for UNESCO over the 2016-2021 include:

  • All children and young people benefit from good quality comprehensive sexuality education;
  • All young people have access to safe, inclusive, health-promoting learning environments.

In 2020, UNESCO supported more than 80 countries in their efforts to implement and scale-up good quality HIV and CSE, reaching more than 28 million learners in sub-Saharan Africa with strengthened access to CSE through the landmark “Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future” programme.

Find more details in the organizational report.