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

2019 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 14th session, from 9 to 14 December 2019

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 : 41 elements corresponding to 27 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai communityKenya

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sitesMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet Nam

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger
Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s daySerbia
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItaly
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Qiang New Year festivalChina
Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the SankéMali
Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Dragon Boat festivalChina
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Mazu belief and customsChina
Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of BulgariBulgaria
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cross-crafting and its symbolismLithuania
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea
Space of gong cultureViet Nam
Tradition of Vedic chantingIndia
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