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 : 38 elements corresponding to 31 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hatPanama
Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of SylhetBangladesh
Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologiesUzbekistan

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRepublic of Moldova – Romania

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraftAustria

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarvesAzerbaijan
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru
Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium
Traditional art of Jamdani weavingBangladesh

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in KāšānIran (Islamic Republic of)
Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of TlemcenAlgeria
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, MexicoMexico

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
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aubusson tapestryFrance
Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocadeChina
Indonesian BatikIndonesia
Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata PrefectureJapan
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Taquile and its textile artPeru
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