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.

More criteria


Your browser is not supported by this application. Please use recent versions of browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari to access 'Dive' interfaces.

Results : 7 elements corresponding to 2 regions and 7 countries


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mek MulungMalaysia
Traditional knowledge, methods and practices concerning olive cultivationTürkiye

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Nyckelharpa network, an innovative dissemination of a music and instrument-building tradition with roots in SwedenSweden


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beekeeping in Slovenia, a way of lifeSlovenia


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

The Martinique yole, from construction to sailing practices, a model for heritage safeguardingFrance


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatia
Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria