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 : 65 elements corresponding to 43 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional hand puppetryEgypt

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetryUnited Arab Emirates
Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng DistrictBotswana

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan
Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia
Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany
PuntoCuba
The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet NamViet Nam
Uilleann pipingIreland

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Askiya, the art of witUzbekistan
Baile ChinoChile
Capoeira circleBrazil
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet Nam
Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetryOman
Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus
Suiti cultural spaceLatvia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
Chinese paper-cutChina
DoinaRomania
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Hua’erChina
Katta AshulaUzbekistan
ManasChina
Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songsViet Nam
Radif of Iranian musicIran (Islamic Republic of)
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epicEgypt
Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Azerbaijani MughamAzerbaijan
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Duduk and its musicArmenia
Iraqi MaqamIraq
La Tumba FrancesaCuba
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapan
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian Federation
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central AfricaCentral African Republic
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
Slovácko Verbuňk, recruit dancesCzechia
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long songChina – Mongolia
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu
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