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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.

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Results : 29 elements corresponding to 44 countries

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2021

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Building and use of expanded dugout boats in the Soomaa regionEstonia
Carolinian wayfinding and canoe makingMicronesia (Federated States of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pottery-related values, knowledge, lore and practices of the Awajún peoplePeru
Truffle hunting and extraction in Italy, traditional knowledge and practiceItaly

2020

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Handmade weaving in Upper Egypt (Sa'eed)Egypt

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

The Martinique yole, from construction to sailing practices, a model for heritage safeguardingFrance

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in JapanJapan
Tree beekeeping culturePoland – Belarus
Zlakusa pottery making, hand-wheel pottery making in the village of ZlakusaSerbia

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – Slovakia
Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in ChinaChina

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hatPanama
Konjic woodcarvingBosnia and Herzegovina

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologiesUzbekistan

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Manufacture of cowbellsPortugal

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongolia
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

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

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenya

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Barkcloth making in UgandaUganda
Indonesian KrisIndonesia
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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