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 : 14 elements corresponding to 16 countries

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2019

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding strategy of traditional crafts for peace buildingColombia

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Reggae music of JamaicaJamaica
Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culturePanama

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kumbh MelaIndia
Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperativesGermany
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, AlgeriaAlgeria

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
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