Voluntary contributions have strengthened UNESCO’s work in freedom of expression in Jordan.

Development partners

European Union

The primary objective of the European Union’s development policy is the eradication of poverty in the context of sustainable development. EU partnerships with developing countries to promote respect for human rights, peace, democracy, good governance, gender equality, the rule of law and justice.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world and to implement the Swedish development policy.

Japanese Official Development Assistance

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan has contributed to supporting UNESCO since 2005 via the Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT). JFIT serves to strengthen UNESCO activities in the field of education for sustainable development.


Enhancing professional and accurate media reporting on the electoral process in Jordan

Funded by the European Union, the project’s goal was to enable free and impartial information and reporting on the 2013 electoral processes in Jordan.

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Networks of Mediterranean Youth

Financed by the European Union, the programme aims at mainstreaming youth issues and priorities across national decision-making and policy implementation in European Neighbourhood Policy South countries.

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Promoting an Enabling Environment for Freedom of Expression: Global Action with Special Focus on the Arab Region

With financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UNESCO is promoting freedom of expression, press freedom and freedom of information in the Arab region and South Sudan.

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Promoting democracy and freedom of expression

With financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UNESCO is implementing a project strengthening freedom of expression and democracy in countries spread across the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

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Sa’a Suriya (Syrian hour) Radio programme

Under the project: Enhancing Access to Information and Freedom of Expression for Syrian Refugees in Jordan through Radio Programs, the UNESCO Amman office recently produced a short film on the Sa’a Suriya (Syrian hour) Radio programme.

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Support to Media in Jordan

The Support to Media in Jordan project aims to help Jordan’s efforts in advancing the Jordanian media to further increase its freedom, independence and professionalism. The three years project (2014 – 2017) is generously funded by the European Union and implemented by the UNESCO Amman office in close collaboration with the Ministry of State for Media Affairs and the media community in Jordan.

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