Foundations are also major donors to UNESCO’s programme, both in terms of the range of shared programmatic priorities and the volume of their financial commitments to UNESCO. This commitment is based on their shared value partnerships strategies which are fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Together UNESCO and its Foundation partners are scaling up sustained and mutually-beneficial cooperation in the different regions of the world. These partnerships combine expertise, know how, networking and joint advocacy. Through its partnerships with Foundations in pursuit of high impact, sustainable solutions, UNESCO is also able to leverage precious technical expertise and innovation capacity for the benefit of its Member States.
Foundations which are already closely collaborating with UNESCO may enter in official relations