Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

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.




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Results : 24 elements corresponding to 22 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabetGeorgia

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetryOman
Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTurkey
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkey
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijan
Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
Gesar epic traditionChina
ManasChina
Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan FugaMali
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo GomeroSpain

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epicEgypt
Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo
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