A World of Science is the quarterly UNESCO publication that provides information on the Organization's natural science program. It has been successfully published by UNESCO through nine years. However, in the current budgetary situation, it is facing cutbacks.
Specifically, the publication's staff is seeking one or more sponsors for various language editions for the next biennium (2012-2013). In each case, the amount is relatively modest, about US$20,000 per year, or US$5,000 per issue. The Arabic and Russian editions are in the most immediate danger, as the funding has dried up completely, but the editor is also being asked to reduce the cost of distribution of the English, French and Spanish editions in 2012-2013.
If you can help, or if you have ideas for sources of that funding, contact the editor Susan Schneegans.