03/24/2021 | Press release | Archived content
In a year 2020 marked by a global pandemic of Covid-19, UNESCO managed to mobilize extra-budgetary funding to an amount of $ 424.3 million, an increase of 15% compared to the previous year. This demonstrates donor's confidence in UNESCO and the continued relevance of UNESCO's programmes. It shows also a sound financial situation for UNESCO, as well as an increase in external support to the organization's programmes and initiatives.
Whilst contributions from governments slightly decreased, contributions from Multilateral institutions, the UN and the private sector increased significantly compared to the previous period. The European Union with a total contribution of $62.5million was the largest contributor, followed by Norway ($38.4M) and the World Bank/GPE ($36.1M).