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 : 32 elements corresponding to 33 countries

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2020

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Aixan/Gana/Ob#ANS TSI //Khasigu, ancestral musical sound knowledge and skillsNamibia

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

'Ie Samoa, fine mat and its cultural valueSamoa
Ak-kalpak craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and skills in making and wearing Kyrgyz men’s headwearKyrgyzstan
Cultural Complex of Bumba-meu-boi from MaranhãoBrazil
Khorazm dance, LazgiUzbekistan
Traditional turkmen carpet making art in TurkmenistanTurkmenistan

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bobbin lacemaking in SloveniaSlovenia
Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of TajikistanTajikistan
Pottery skills of the women of SejnaneTunisia

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of SylhetBangladesh

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet Nam

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprus
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Palestinian HikayePalestine
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