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 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.

The designations employed in the texts and documents of the nomination presented by the submitting State Party or States Parties do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Committee nor UNESCO concerning a) the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, b) the legal status of its authorities or c) the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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Results : 20 elements corresponding to 3 regions and 18 countries


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding foster care heritage in the merciful city of Geel: a community-based care modelBelgium


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Talchum, mask dance drama in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Craft techniques and customary practices of cathedral workshops, or Bauhütten, in Europe, know-how, transmission, development of knowledge and innovationGermany – Austria – France – Norway – Switzerland
Polyphonic Caravan, researching, safeguarding and promoting the Epirus polyphonic songGreece


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding strategy of traditional crafts for peace buildingColombia


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Whistled languageTürkiye

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Bulgarian Chitalishte (Community Cultural Centre): practical experience in safeguarding the vitality of the Intangible Cultural HeritageBulgaria
Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologiesUzbekistan


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatia
Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria
Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraftAustria
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungary


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

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


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, MexicoMexico


Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Call for projects of the National Programme of Intangible HeritageBrazil
Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil
Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in FlandersBelgium
Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, AndalusiaSpain
Táncház method: a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritageHungary