Extra-budgetary Fellowships Programmes

In view of the technical capabilities that the Organization possesses or can summon to its side, and of what may be termed its moral authority, UNESCO attracts collaboration of all kinds.  For instance, an industrialized nation wishing to aid a developing country in carrying out a particular project may accordingly remit trust funds to UNESCO for fellowship activities (known as funds-in-trust projects). Multilateral agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), regional investment banks, or bilateral development aid agencies, etc., finance other projects.  Certain beneficiaries of UNESCO activities themselves may wish to contribute to UNESCO activities by making voluntary contributions. 

UNESCO executes these projects in co-operation with the concerned Member State.  UNESCO fellowships and study grants usually form an integral part of the implementation of a co-operative project in a developmental field of high national priority. These fellowships are intended to enable beneficiaries to improve their knowledge in fields within the competence of UNESCO.  Often the fellowships are project-oriented.

II. Extra-Budgetary Projects (Funds-in-trust)

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