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 : 49 elements corresponding to 34 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Lkhon Khol Wat Svay AndetCambodia
Traditional hand puppetryEgypt

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Dondang SayangMalaysia
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
Khon, masked dance drama in ThailandThailand
Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culturePanama
Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg Region (South-Sweden)Sweden

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetryUnited Arab Emirates

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic Republic
Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia
PuntoCuba
The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet NamViet Nam
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia
Tahteeb, stick gameEgypt
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab EmiratesOman – United Arab Emirates
Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan

2011

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)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Human towersSpain
Peking operaChina

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

GagakuJapan
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Katta AshulaUzbekistan
ManasChina
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
Procession of the Holy Blood in BrugesBelgium
Traditional Ainu danceJapan

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey
Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania
Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Carnival of BincheBelgium
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Kun Qu operaChina
Mbende Jerusarema danceZimbabwe
Patum of BergaSpain
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