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

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.

The designations employed in the texts and documents of the nomination presented by the submitting State Party or States Parties do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Committee nor UNESCO concerning a) the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, b) the legal status of its authorities or c) the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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Results : 37 elements corresponding to 5 regions and 32 countries


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

ICH safeguarding practices program for the cultural and ecologic Sea Turtle Festival of ArmilaPanama
Nyckelharpa network, an innovative dissemination of a music and instrument-building tradition with roots in SwedenSweden
Program for the safeguarding of the Bandos and Parrandas of the Holy Innocents of Caucagua: nuclei of initiation and transmission of wisdoms and community councilsVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Safeguarding foster care heritage in the merciful city of Geel: a community-based care modelBelgium


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Al Sadu Educational Programme: Train the trainers in the art of weavingKuwait
Portuguese-Galician border ICH: a safeguarding model created by Ponte...nas ondas!Portugal – Spain
Strategy for safeguarding traditional crafts: The Bearers of Folk Craft Tradition programmeCzechia
Tocatì, a shared programme for the safeguarding of traditional games and sportsItaly – Belgium – Croatia – Cyprus – France


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

National programme to safeguard the traditional art of calligraphy in IranIran (Islamic Republic of)
Nomad games, rediscovering heritage, celebrating diversityKyrgyzstan
Success story of promoting traditional foods and safeguarding traditional foodways in KenyaKenya
The School of Living Traditions (SLT)Philippines


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
Polyphonic Caravan, researching, safeguarding and promoting the Epirus polyphonic songGreece
The Martinique yole, from construction to sailing practices, a model for heritage safeguardingFrance


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Biocultural programme for the safeguarding of the tradition of the Blessed Palm in VenezuelaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Safeguarding strategy of traditional crafts for peace buildingColombia


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg RegionSweden


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Bulgarian Chitalishte (Community Cultural Centre): practical experience in safeguarding the vitality of the Intangible Cultural HeritageBulgaria
Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologiesUzbekistan


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatia
Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria
Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern contextNorway
Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraftAustria
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungary


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raisingBelgium


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

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


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China
Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, MexicoMexico


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Call for projects of the National Programme of Intangible HeritageBrazil
Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil
Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in FlandersBelgium
Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, AndalusiaSpain
Táncház method: a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritageHungary


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic projectSpain
Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in PekalonganIndonesia
Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and PeruBolivia (Plurinational State of) – Chile – Peru