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 : 17 elements corresponding to 5 regions and 33 countries


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al Talli, traditional embroidery skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Beekeeping in Slovenia, a way of lifeSlovenia
Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesUnited Arab Emirates – Bahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – Yemen
Knowledge and practices related to cultivating Khawlani coffee beansSaudi Arabia
Knowledge of the light rum mastersCuba
Sericulture and traditional production of silk for weavingAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Türkiye – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan
The art of the traditional blouse with embroidery on the shoulder (altiţă) — an element of cultural identity in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRomania – Republic of Moldova
Traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in ChinaChina


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Handmade weaving in Upper Egypt (Sa'eed)Egypt

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Charfia fishing in the Kerkennah IslandsTunisia
Craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanicsSwitzerland – France
Handmade production of Christmas tree decorations from blown glass beadsCzechia
Hawker culture in Singapore, community dining and culinary practices in a multicultural urban contextSingapore
Traditional weaving of Al SaduSaudi Arabia – Kuwait


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ak-kalpak craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and skills in making and wearing Kyrgyz men’s headwearKyrgyzstan
Ethiopian epiphanyEthiopia


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan