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 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.

The designations employed in the texts and documents of the nomination presented by the submitting State Party or States Parties do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Committee nor UNESCO concerning a) the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, b) the legal status of its authorities or c) the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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Results : 20 elements corresponding to 5 regions and 28 countries


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mek MulungMalaysia


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Quinchamalí and Santa Cruz de Cuca potteryChile

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Straw weaving in Belarus, art, craft and skillsBelarus
The practice of Modern Dance in GermanyGermany
Timber raftingAustria – Czechia – Germany – Latvia – Poland – Spain

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Al Sadu Educational Programme: Train the trainers in the art of weavingKuwait
Strategy for safeguarding traditional crafts: The Bearers of Folk Craft Tradition programmeCzechia
Tocatì, a shared programme for the safeguarding of traditional games and sportsItaly – Belgium – Croatia – Cyprus – France


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional knowledge and techniques associated with Pasto Varnish mopa-mopa of Putumayo and NariñoColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Türkiye – Uzbekistan
Handmade production of Christmas tree decorations from blown glass beadsCzechia
PantunIndonesia – Malaysia
The art of glass beadsItaly – France
Traditional weaving of Al SaduSaudi Arabia – Kuwait
Tree beekeeping culturePoland – Belarus
Zlakusa pottery making, hand-wheel pottery making in the village of ZlakusaSerbia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Craft techniques and customary practices of cathedral workshops, or Bauhütten, in Europe, know-how, transmission, development of knowledge and innovationGermany – Austria – France – Norway – Switzerland
Polyphonic Caravan, researching, safeguarding and promoting the Epirus polyphonic songGreece


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg RegionSweden