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 : 27 elements corresponding to 30 countries

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2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Turkey – Uzbekistan
Traditional intelligence and strategy game: Togyzqumalaq, Toguz Korgool, Mangala/GöçürmeKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Armenian letter art and its cultural expressionsArmenia

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

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg RegionSweden

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapan

2016

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern contextNorway
Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraftAustria
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungary

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School ViennaAustria

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacusChina

2012

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

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese shadow puppetryChina

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in MaliMali

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Táncház method: a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritageHungary

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance

2009

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic projectSpain
Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in PekalonganIndonesia
Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and PeruBolivia (Plurinational State of) – Chile – Peru

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo GomeroSpain

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia
Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central AfricaCentral African Republic
Tradition of Vedic chantingIndia
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