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 : 4 elements corresponding to 4 countries



Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Charfia fishing in the Kerkennah IslandsTunisia
Sauna culture in FinlandFinland


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermillsNetherlands


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)