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 : 18 elements corresponding to 21 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Lkhon Khol Wat Svay AndetCambodia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapan
Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culturePanama

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
Dragon Boat festivalChina
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
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