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Financial Accountability

UNESCO is committed to transparency.The Financial Reports and Audited Financial Statements provide the Organization Financial performance. The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) since 2010 and the External Auditor expressed an unqualified (clean) opinion on the financial statements for each year end reports. Further information on budget and audit outcomes are also available in this section.

UNESCO'S BUDGET AT A GLANCE (Click on images to expand)

Where do UNESCO funds come from?

UNESCO's Budget in Detail

* Header image description: The Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacus, was inscribed in 2013 on UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.. Zhusuan was invented in China at the end of the 2nd century AD and reached its peak between the 13th and 16th centuries when algorithmic principles were developed. Its practitioners perform complicated roots and equations by moving small beads along the abacus stems according to defined formulas.