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 : 33 elements corresponding to 37 countries

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2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional technique of making Airag in Khokhuur and its associated customsMongolia

2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai communityKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mooba dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of ZambiaZambia
Mwinoghe, joyous danceMalawi
Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breedersKazakhstan

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sitesMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kazakh traditional Assyk gamesKazakhstan
Kok boru, traditional horse gameKyrgyzstan

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk RegionUkraine
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda

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

Askiya, the art of witUzbekistan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine
Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal Senegal

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in MaliMali

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan FugaMali
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Cultural space and oral culture of the SemeiskieRussian Federation
Cultural space of Sosso-BalaGuinea
Cultural space of the Yaaral and DegalMali
Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Ifa divination systemNigeria
Makishi masqueradeZambia
Mbende Jerusarema danceZimbabwe
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian Federation
Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan
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