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 : 96 elements corresponding to 51 countries

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2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng DistrictBotswana
Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High AtlasMorocco

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic Republic
Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia
Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia
Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia
PuntoCuba
RebetikoGreece
Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius
Uilleann pipingIreland

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia
Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk RegionUkraine

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia
Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bagpipe cultureSlovakia
Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School ViennaAustria
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet Nam

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrumentAzerbaijan
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Saman danceIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOman
Chhau danceIndia
FlamencoSpain
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Peking operaChina
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
Scissors dancePeru
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguay
ChakkirakoJapan
CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
Dainichido BugakuJapan
DoinaRomania
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
GagakuJapan
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Hua’erChina
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
KaragözTurkey
Katta AshulaUzbekistan
MaloyaFrance
Mongolian art of singing, KhoomeiChina
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
NanyinChina
Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songsViet Nam
Radif of Iranian musicIran (Islamic Republic of)
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia
TangoArgentina – Uruguay
Tibetan operaChina
Traditional Ainu danceJapan
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Albanian folk iso-polyphonyAlbania
Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItaly
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana communityCôte d'Ivoire
Georgian polyphonic singingGeorgia
Iraqi MaqamIraq
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of TongaTonga
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court musicViet Nam
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapan
Nôgaku theatreJapan
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia
Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan
Song of Sana’aYemen
Traditional music of the Morin KhuurMongolia
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