Uzbekistan becomes first donor to contribute to new UNESCO facility for un-earmarked resources
The Government of Uzbekistan becomes the first donor to contribute to “UNESCO’s Special Account for un-earmarked voluntary contributions to support the approved UNESCO Programme and Budget (C/5)”, since the establishment of this new pooled funding facility with a contribution of USD 120, 000. The clear advantage of this mechanism is that it allows UNESCO to achieve greater impact by giving the Secretariat flexibility to channel funds to underfunded areas of the programme and respond to emerging needs.
On the eve of the visit of the President of Uzbekistan to UNESCO, the contribution was formalized on 05 October 2018 by a signing ceremony between HE Mr Umid Shadiev , Ambassador of Permanent Delegate of Uzbekistan to UNESCO and Mr Jean-Yves Le Saux, the Director of Bureau of Strategic Planning. Mr Jean-Yves Le Saux underlined that UNESCO was most grateful to Uzbekistan for the valuable support and trust and for setting a model as the first contributor to the fund.