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 : 34 elements corresponding to 17 countries

Cambodia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia2008

China

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese shadow puppetryChina2011
Kun Qu operaChina2008
Tibetan operaChina2009
Yueju operaChina2009

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China2012

Czechia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia2016

Dominican Republic

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic2008

Guatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala2008

India

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia2008
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia2010
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia2008
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia2009

Indonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia2008

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)2010

Italy

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly2008

Japan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

GagakuJapan2009
Hayachine KaguraJapan2009
Kabuki theatreJapan2008
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan2010
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan2012
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapan2008
Nôgaku theatreJapan2008
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan2011

Malaysia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mak Yong theatreMalaysia2008

Mexico

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, MexicoMexico2012

Nicaragua

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

El GüegüenseNicaragua2008

Republic of Korea

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea2008
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea2009

Slovakia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia2016

Slovenia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia2016

Turkey

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey2008
KaragözTurkey2009
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