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

2019 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 14th session, from 9 to 14 December 2019

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 : 13 elements corresponding to 14 countries

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2019

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Sega tambour ChagosMauritius

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tamboradas drum-playing ritualsSpain

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western KenyaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal Senegal

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'IvoireMali – Burkina Faso – Côte d'Ivoire

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguay

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Cultural space of Sosso-BalaGuinea
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa MellaDominican Republic
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
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