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 : 23 elements corresponding to 27 countries

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2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng DistrictBotswana

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkey – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, AlgeriaAlgeria

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of ChristEthiopia
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Qiang New Year festivalChina
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
ChakkirakoJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
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