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 : 35 elements corresponding to 30 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Dondang SayangMalaysia
Reggae music of JamaicaJamaica
Rūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama in Sri LankaSri Lanka

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic Republic
Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany

2016

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western KenyaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Music of TerchováSlovakia

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaIndia
Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Human towersSpain
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

DoinaRomania
Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of BulgariBulgaria
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana communityCôte d'Ivoire
Maroon heritage of Moore TownJamaica
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court musicViet Nam
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea
Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan
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