Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

The Committee meets annually to evaluate nominations proposed by States Parties to the 2003 Convention and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists.

By clicking on the inscribed elements listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.




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Results : 20 elements corresponding to 20 countries

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2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Practices and traditional knowledge of Terere in the culture of Pohã Ñana, Guaraní ancestral drink in ParaguayParaguay
Sauna culture in FinlandFinland
TaijiquanChina

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

AlpinismFrance – Italy – Switzerland
GnawaMorocco
Nuad Thai, traditional Thai massageThailand
Practices of Then by Tày, Nùng and Thái ethnic groups in Viet NamViet Nam

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in ChinaChina
Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of Korea

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

YogaIndia

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camelsMongolia

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of Korea
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of BulgariBulgaria

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Vimbuza healing danceMalawi
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