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

2019 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 14th session, from 9 to 14 December 2019

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 : 12 elements corresponding to 17 countries

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2019

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Sega tambour ChagosMauritius

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Celestinian forgiveness celebrationItaly
Provision of services and hospitality during the Arba'in visitationIraq

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan
Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawi

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan

2015

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

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
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