Submitting States and priorities for 2021 cycle

Under Decision 13.COM 15, the Committee made two decisions: it set the total number of files for the 2020 and 2021 cycles at 100 (50 in 2020 and 50 in 2021), and it decided to examine at least one file per submitting State over these two years (known as priority (0)).

When establishing the list of nomination files to be treated, the conditions mentioned above are combined with the level of priorities stated in paragraph 34 of the Operational Directives:

  • (i) Files from States having no elements inscribed, good safeguarding practices selected or requests for International Assistance greater than US$100,000 approved, and nominations to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;
  • (ii) Multinational files; and
  • (iii) Files from States with the fewest elements inscribed, good safeguarding practices selected or requests for International Assistance greater than US$100,000 approved, in comparison with other submitting States during the same cycle.

For the 2021 cycle, an unusually high (85) number of nomination files were received also from a higher than normal number of submitting States (53) (by the deadline of 31 March 2020). In other words, the number of national files under priority (0) alone exceeds the annual ceiling of 50 files. Recognizing the increasing commitment of the international community to safeguard living heritage through the listing mechanisms, the Secretariat proposes exceptionally to show flexibility and make extra efforts so as to treat the following files for the attention of the sixteenth session of the Committee to be held in 2021:

  • Fifty-three national files under priority (0)
  • Seven files under priority (i); in addition to two national files having no elements inscribed, this group also includes five multinational files with at least one submitting State that has no elements inscribed.
  • Total: 60 files

While the nomination files will be administered as described above, the Secretariat intends to bring the 2021 priority list to the attention of the Committee at its fifteenth session for discussion.

Those nomination files submitted for the 31 March 2020 deadline and that are not part of the 2021 cycle shall be treated in a future cycle in accordance with the provisions that will be in force at that time.

Countries Submitted files Level of priority
1ArmeniaRLTrndez, the feast of the newlyweds and the precursor of spring in Armenia (01179)(0) one file for 2020-2021
2BahamasUSLJunkanoo (01721)(0) one file for 2020-2021
3BahrainRLFijiri (01747)(0) one file for 2020-2021
4BelgiumRLLes joutes sur échasses de Namur (01590)(0) one file for 2020-2021
5Bolivia (Plurinational State of)RLLa grande fête de Tarija (01477)(0) one file for 2020-2021
6BulgariaRLVisoko multipart singing from Dolen and Satovcha, South-western Bulgaria (00967)(0) one file for 2020-2021
7CameroonRLNguon, rituals around the sacred power of the Mfon (01728)(0) one file for 2020-2021
8DenmarkRLInuit drum dancing and singing (01696)(0) one file for 2020-2021
9DjiboutiUSLXeedho (01736)(0) one file for 2020-2021
10EcuadorRLPasillo, song and poetry (01702)(0) one file for 2020-2021
11EstoniaUSLBuilding and use of expanded dugout boat in Soomaa region (01680)(0) one file for 2020-2021
12EthiopiaRLAshenda Ashendye Aynewari Maria Shadey Solel, Ethiopian girls festival (01606)(0) one file for 2020-2021
13IndiaRLDurga Puja of Kolkata (00703)(0) one file for 2020-2021
14IndonesiaRLIndonesian Gamelan (01607)(0) one file for 2020-2021
15Iran (Islamic Republic of)BSPNational programme to safeguard the traditional art of calligraphy in Iran (01716)(0) one file for 2020-2021
16IraqRLTraditional craft skills and arts of Al-Naoor industry (01694)(0) one file for 2020-2021
17ItalyRLTruffle hunting and extraction in Italy: traditional knowledge and practice (01395)(0) one file for 2020-2021
18JamaicaRLRevival, religious practice of Jamaica (01732)(0) one file for 2020-2021
19KenyaBSPSuccess story of promoting traditional foods and safeguarding traditional foodways in Kenya (01409)(0) one file for 2020-2021
20KyrgyzstanBSPNomad games, rediscovering heritage, celebrating diversity (01738)(0) one file for 2020-2021
21Lao People’s Democratic RepublicRLTraditional craft of Naga motif weaving in Lao communities (01593)(0) one file for 2020-2021
22MadagascarRLLe Kabary malagasy, art oratoire malagasy (01741)(0) one file for 2020-2021
23MalaysiaRLSongket (01505)(0) one file for 2020-2021
24MaliUSLLes pratiques et expressions culturelles liées au “M’bolon”, instrument de musique traditionnel à percussion (01689)(0) one file for 2020-2021
25MauritaniaRLLe système d’enseignement traditionnel mauritanien Mahadras (01691)(0) one file for 2020-2021
26Micronesia (Federated States of)USLMicronesian navigation, wayfinding and canoe building (01735)(0) one file for 2020-2021
27MongoliaIAR+25Sustaining and transmitting Mongol biyelgee (01500)(0) one file for 2020-2021
28MontenegroRLCultural Heritage of Boka Navy Kotor: a festive representation of a memory and cultural identity (01727)(0) one file for 2020-2021
29MoroccoRLLa tbourida (01483)(0) one file for 2020-2021
30MyanmarRLPractice of Thanakha culture in Myanmar (01720)(0) one file for 2020-2021
31NetherlandsRLCorso culture. Flower and fruit parades in the Netherlands (01707)(0) one file for 2020-2021
32NigeriaRLSango festival, Oyo (01617)(0) one file for 2020-2021
33PalestineRLThe art of embroidery in Palestine, practices, skills, knowledge and rituals (01722)(0) one file for 2020-2021
34PanamaRLDances and expressions associated with the Corpus Christi Festivity (01612)(0) one file for 2020-2021
35PeruRLPottery-related values, knowledge, lore and practices of the Awajún people (01557)(0) one file for 2020-2021
36PhilippinesBSPSchool of Living Traditions (SLT) (01739)(0) one file for 2020-2021
37PolandRLFlower carpets tradition for Corpus Christi processions (01743)(0) one file for 2020-2021
38PortugalRLCommunity festivities in Campo Maior (01604)(0) one file for 2020-2021
39SenegalRLLe ceebu jën, art culinaire (01748)(0) one file for 2020-2021
40SeychellesRLMoutya (01690)(0) one file for 2020-2021
41Sri LankaRLTraditional craftsmanship of making Dumbara Ratā Kalāla (01693)(0) one file for 2020-2021
42SudanRLal Toub Al Sudani, Sudanese national costume for women (01729)(0) one file for 2020-2021
43Syrian Arab RepublicRLAl-Qudoud al-Halabiya (01578)(0) one file for 2020-2021
44TajikistanRLFalak (01725)(0) one file for 2020-2021
45ThailandRLNora, dance drama in southern Thailand (01587)(0) one file for 2020-2021
46Timor-LesteUSLTais, traditional textile (01688)(0) one file for 2020-2021
47TurkeyRLHüsn-i Hat, traditional art of Islamic calligraphy (01684)(0) one file for 2020-2021
48TurkmenistanRLDutar making craftsmanship and traditional music performing art combined with singing (01565)(0) one file for 2020-2021
49UkraineRLOrnek, a Crimean Tatar ornament and knowledge about it (01601)(0) one file for 2020-2021
50UzbekistanRLBakhshi art (01706)(0) one file for 2020-2021
51Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)RLFestive Cycle around the devotion and worship towards Saint John the Baptist (01682)(0) one file for 2020-2021
52Viet NamRLArt of Xóe dance of the Tai people in Viet Nam (01575)(0) one file for 2020-2021
53YemenRLHadhrami Dan (01699)(0) one file for 2020-2021
54FinlandRLKaustinen Fiddle Playing and related practices and expressions (01683)(i) no element inscribed
55MaltaRLL-Għana, a Maltese folksong tradition (01681)(i) no element inscribed
56Democratic Republic of the Congo; CongoRLLa rumba congolaise (01711)(i) multinational file including a State(s) with no element inscribed
57Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Norway; SwedenRLNordic clinker boat traditions (01686)(i) multinational file including a State(s) with no element inscribed
58Germany; DenmarkBSPDanish-German minority model: a framework for living together in peace in a culturally diverse region (01697)(i) multinational file including a State(s) with no element inscribed
59Germany; Saudi Arabia; Austria; Belgium; Croatia; United Arab Emirates; Spain; France; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Morocco; Mongolia; Pakistan; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Qatar; Syrian Arab Republic; Republic of Korea; Slovakia; CzechiaRLFalconry, a living human heritage (01708)(i) multinational file including a State(s) with no element inscribed
60Saudi Arabia; Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Iraq; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Mauritania; Morocco; Oman; Palestine; Sudan; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; YemenRLArabic calligraphy, knowledge, skills and practices (01718)(i) multinational file including a State(s) with no element inscribed
Not treated under the 2021 cycle
61Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Hungary; Italy; Romania; Slovakia; SloveniaRLLipizzan horse breeding traditions (01687)(ii) multinational nomination
62Azerbaijan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Uzbekistan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; TurkeyRLTelling tradition of Nasreddin Hodja/ Molla Nesreddin/ Molla Ependi/ Apendi/ Afendi Kozhanasyr Anecdotes (01705)(ii) multinational nomination
63Azerbaijan; TurkeyRLCulture of Çay (tea), a symbol of identity, hospitality and social interaction (01685)(ii) multinational nomination
64Azerbaijan; TurkeyRLCraftsmanship and performing art of balaban/mey (01704)(ii) multinational nomination
65Belgium; Cyprus; Croatia; France; ItalyBSPTocatì, a shared programme for the safeguarding of traditional games and sports (01709)(ii) multinational nomination
66Iran (Islamic Republic of); TajikistanRLSadeh/Sada celebration (01713)(ii) multinational nomination
67Iran (Islamic Republic of); Tajikistan; UzbekistanRLArt of crafting and playing Robāb/Rubāb/Rubob (01714)(ii) multinational nomination
68Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan; TajikistanRLTraditional embroidery of Central Asia (01733)(ii) multinational nomination
69Saudi Arabia; Oman; United Arab EmiratesRLHeda’a Al Ebel, oral tradition of calling camel flocks (01717)(ii) multinational nomination
70United Arab Emirates; Oman; Saudi ArabiaRLHarees, traditional dish in countries of the Arabian Gulf (01744)(ii) multinational nomination
71Uzbekistan; TajikistanRLTraditional folk games of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan (01734)(ii) multinational nomination
72Tunisia1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle1 elements inscribed
73Democratic People’s Republic of Korea1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle2 elements inscribed
74United Arab Emirates1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle
1 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)
2 elements inscribed
75Bosnia and Herzegovina1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle3 elements inscribed
76Czechia1 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)3 elements inscribed
77Egypt1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle
2 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)
3 elements inscribed
78Saudi Arabia2 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)3 elements inscribed
79Zambia1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle3 elements inscribed
80Bangladesh1 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)4 elements inscribed
81Cuba1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle4 elements inscribed
82Georgia1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle4 elements inscribed
83Greece1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle4 elements inscribed
84Hungary1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle4 elements inscribed
85Kazakhstan1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle
2 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)
4 elements inscribed
86Cambodia1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle5 elements inscribed
87Algeria1 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)6 elements inscribed
88Azerbaijan1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle
2 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)
9 elements inscribed
89France1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle13 elements inscribed
90Republic of Korea1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle
24 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)
17 elements inscribed
91Japan1 new national file(s) submitted for 2021 cycle
4 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)
21 elements inscribed
92China12 backlog national file(s) (from previous cycles)39 elements inscribed
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