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 : 23 elements corresponding to 33 countries

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2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al Aflaj, traditional irrigation network system in the UAE, oral traditions, knowledge and skills of construction, maintenance and equitable water distributionUnited Arab Emirates
Tree beekeeping culturePoland – Belarus

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional knowledge and techniques associated with Pasto Varnish mopa-mopa of Putumayo and NariñoColombia

2019

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Biocultural programme for the safeguarding of the tradition of the Blessed Palm in VenezuelaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Transhumance, the seasonal droving of livestock along migratory routes in the Mediterranean and in the AlpsAustria – Greece – Italy

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Avalanche risk managementSwitzerland – Austria
Horse and camel ArdhahOman
Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breedersKazakhstan

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Suri Jagek (observing the sun), traditional meteorological and astronomical practice based on the observation of the sun, moon and stars in reference to the local topographyPakistan

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camelsMongolia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItaly

2013

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of MontsenySpain

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

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

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territoryMexico

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Qiang New Year festivalChina
Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the SankéMali
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenya

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – Peru
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