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 : 36 elements corresponding to 37 countries

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2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songsColombia – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkey – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camelsMongolia
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School ViennaAustria
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mongolian knuckle-bone shootingMongolia
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Music of TerchováSlovakia
Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongolia

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – Oman

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Naadam, Mongolian traditional festivalMongolia
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk danceMongolia
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia
Traditional music of the TsuurMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gesar epic traditionChina
ManasChina
Mongolian art of singing, KhoomeiChina
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo GomeroSpain

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItaly
Cultural space of the Yaaral and DegalMali
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
Traditional music of the Morin KhuurMongolia
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long songMongolia – China
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