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 : 58 elements corresponding to 36 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

Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia
Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece
Tahteeb, stick gameEgypt

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Razfa, a traditional performing artUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab EmiratesOman – United Arab Emirates
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania

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
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Saman danceIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Equitation in the French traditionFrance
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of Korea

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOman
Chhau danceIndia
Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourg
Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Peking operaChina
Scissors dancePeru
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTurkey
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk danceMongolia
Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the SankéMali

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
GagakuJapan
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Hayachine KaguraJapan
TangoArgentina – Uruguay
Tibetan operaChina
Traditional Ainu danceJapan
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk regionBulgaria
Kun Qu operaChina
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of TongaTonga
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
Mbende Jerusarema danceZimbabwe
Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court musicViet Nam
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central AfricaCentral African Republic
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea
Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu
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