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 below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

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Results : 6 elements corresponding to 13 countries



Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – Slovakia
Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of TajikistanTajikistan


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figuresPortugal
Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – North Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongolian calligraphyMongolia