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

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 below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.





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Results : 27 elements corresponding to 16 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet Nam

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab EmiratesOman – United Arab Emirates
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger
Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, AlgeriaAlgeria
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh)Algeria

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetryOman

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechia
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOman
Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpain
Chhau danceIndia
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Peking operaChina
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in SinjCroatia

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

DaimokutateJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia
Traditional Ainu danceJapan
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