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 : 33 elements corresponding to 37 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Spring celebration, HıdrellezThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Turkey

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing processPortugal

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
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 – Uzbekistan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Turkey
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey
Valencia Fallas festivitySpain

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda
Manufacture of cowbellsPortugal

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmenia
Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of ChristEthiopia
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndia

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswana
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomania
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aalst carnivalBelgium
Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina
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