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 : 28 elements corresponding to 26 countries

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2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Grass mowing competition custom in KupresBosnia and Herzegovina
Hawker culture in Singapore, community dining and culinary practices in a multicultural urban contextSingapore
Nar Bayrami, traditional pomegranate festivity and cultureAzerbaijan
Sauna culture in FinlandFinland
Wine HorsesSpain

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Craft techniques and customary practices of cathedral workshops, or Bauhütten, in Europe, know-how, transmission, development of knowledge and innovationGermany – Austria – France – Norway – Switzerland

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
Celebration in honor of the Budslaŭ icon of Our Lady (Budslaŭ fest)Belarus

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in ŠtipNorth Macedonia
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru
Music of TerchováSlovakia
Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongolia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of MontsenySpain

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpain
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of BincheBelgium
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Mystery play of ElcheSpain
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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