UNESCO Spending by Result Area in 2022 (Core and Non-Core Expenditure and Encumbrances)

Total:   $ 18 244 483



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. Efforts are guided by the new, revised UNESCO's Strategy on education for health and well-being, launched in 2022, which places greater emphasis on building stronger, more resilient school health systems that promote learners’ physical and mental health and well-being. It also emphasizes HIV and reproductive health, while maintaining an intensive focus on comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and on ending violence and discrimination. The strategy aims to build on the intersections of SDGs 3 (Health), 4 (Education) and 5 (Gender Equality).   

UNESCO’s work on global HIV prevention continued through support for the delivery of in-school comprehensive CSE programmes, using the international technical guidance on sexuality education as a guiding framework for curricula, policy and advocacy. Meaningful engagement of a diverse range of young people lies at the heart of UNESCO’s work on education for health and well-being. Efforts focus on ensuring that young people have an active role at all levels, from programme design to implementation and evaluation. Young people are the ultimate protagonists and beneficiaries of activities implemented by UNESCO through the Joint Programme, with efforts focused on strengthening meaningful and ethical youth engagement, while enhancing the political commitment of countries to the education and health needs of young people.  

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