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 : 13 elements corresponding to 3 regions and 13 countries


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Nyckelharpa network, an innovative dissemination of a music and instrument-building tradition with roots in SwedenSweden


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in JapanJapan

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

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

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatia
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


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongolian calligraphyMongolia


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Traditional violin craftsmanship in CremonaItaly

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

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

Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in FlandersBelgium